About Me

A little bit about Mike

Michael Judd (or Mike as he prefers) is a versatile and talented freelance designer based in Edmonton, Alberta. He works as a graphic designer and Front-End web developer by day and is an aging punk rocker, cat aficionado, pizza lover and dork by night. After earning his diploma in graphic and web design at NAIT, Mike wanted to expand and grow his skills as a designer. He challenged himself to think outside the box by exploring different mediums in order to avoid feeling repetitive, and remain inspired, which lead him into freelancing.

Through the years, Mike has had the opportunity to work on some interesting projects for businesses and non-profit organizations in the city of Edmonton and is always on the lookout for new and exciting design projects. From digital platforms to print, I help my clients create next level designs with personality to tell their story.

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Personal Details


  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Age: 36
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Personality: Sociable, Detail Oriented, and Reliable

Education


    • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
      Diploma – Digital Media and IT (2015 – 2017 )
    • Norquest College
      Academic Upgrading (2016 )
    • WP. Wagner High School
      Diploma (1998 – 2001 )
    • Self Educated
      Ongoing (2001 – Present)

Experience


  • Freelance Designer (2016 – Present)
    Graphic Designer, Web Designer/Developer, Digital Marketer.
  • Social Lite Communications(2017 – 2017)
    Front end web developer for WordPress and Shopify.
  • KARA Family Resource Center (Internship 2016)
    Web Designer – Social Media Manager.

Software skills


My choice of Software:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Sublime Text 3
  • Microsoft Windows OS (Sorry Mac Fans)
  • WordPress
  • Shopify

Web Languages


Code I Write in my sleep:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3 / SCSS

I am currently learning:

  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • PHP

Fun Facts


  • – I am married to a wonderful woman named Jodi.
  • – I have 2 tattoos and plan on many more.
  • – Owner of 3 cats named Grizzly, Grim & Sirius.
  • – I have been to Fiji, Iceland and Italy (So far).
  • – I enjoy Punk, Ska and Metal music.
  • – I’ve seen my favorite band 17 times and counting.
  • – I enjoy reading, drawing, gaming, traveling and socializing with friends.

"Design is thinking made visual" ~ Saul Bass

For me this quote by graphic designer Saul Bass, who created a number of the most recognizable logos in the world, is inspiring as he illustrates what design is all about in a simple but effective composition. You will find that I approach each and every one of my design projects with this in mind. Why? Well simply because good design does more than just capture your attention, it speaks to you too as well.

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