Michael Smith

Online Portfolio & Resume

Who am I?

Hello and Welcome to my portfolio site. I am Michael Smith, a Cincinnati based graphic designer and artist. I do graphic design, marketing, and art.

Freelance: Create Something Great

  • Website Design
  • Logo Design
  • Branding & Re-Branding
  • Illustration
  • Marketing Consultation

Work History

FASTSIGNS Colerain
F&M Mafco
Ross Group Inc
Frame USA

Mike worked on several projects while freelancing at Freshwater Creative. He’s a pleasure to work with, and never shied away from any new challenges that were thrown his way. He’s a sponge looking for new learnings to absorb, and always willing to share his knowledge with others. He’s a great person to have on the team.

Tom HutchinsonFreshwater Creative

Michael is a great designer and has been a pleasure to instruct at the art institute of Cincinnati (AIC). I only have good things to say about him. Always a positive attitude trying to achieve the best possible, he also exhibited critical thinking and common sense that few of student his age were capable of. Certainly a strong element in any design team!

Frederic PissarroArtist and Instructor

Mike is hard working and a very talented artist. I’ve seen him come up with logos, layouts, and color schemes that radically change the appearance of an application. I’ve gone to him with a vague idea of what I needed for a project and he has come back with something that is better than I could have imagined. I have the upmost faith that when I need to go to Mike for something he’ll come through.

Michael SwearingenRoss Group Inc

It's a pleasure to give Michael a recommendation. He was always a hard worker, creative and dependable!

Marion AllmanThe Art Institute of Cincinnati

I have known MIchael for many years, and I know from experience that he is very passionate about what he does. He is very knowledgable about Graphic Design and can back it up with a strong understanding of current design software. He also has a strong background in professional web site development. Michael is always my source for graphic support when I have questions.

David LeonhardtRoss Group Inc

Mike recently shared a portfolio of logos and branding concepts he developed...my jaw dropped...we work in IT and Mike is capable of taking a highly technical concept/solution/product from obscure to visually engaging and tangible with his deep understanding and background in graphic and web design. It is enjoyable to watch Mike transform concepts into visuals single handedly under pressured deadlines.

Jenn AllZeer

Mike is definitely my graphic guy to go to, and to share ideas with. He is always nice and willing to help me whenever is needed, even when he has to drop whatever he is busying with. He is a good listener, fast learner and contributor. Very eager to improve his knowledge and push the envelope of the technologies. Great team player too!

Jie LiPassionate User Experience Engineer

Working with Mike was always time well spent! I never considered myself the creative type so when I had an idea that I wanted Mike to design, I felt 100% confident leaving the creative design up to him. Everything from Power Points, to logo's, to marketing material. Mike is an A+ graphics designer!

Brian OsborneGartner

Mike is a very hard-working, focused Graphics Artist. His passion for his profession and his eagerness to please his customers made him an invaluable addition to the company - both skill-wise and personality-wise. He was a true pleasure to work with. I would recommend Mike for any design work, whether print or web, and know his finished product will exceed expectations.

Julie KuhnsNorthern Arizona Healthcare