My name is Mike Fitzgerald and I'm relatively new to the industry with 2 years of professional experience, but have been doing freelance projects for about 5 years. I have always been a pretty good artist, self-taught through books and online tutorials as well as lots of practice. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. Its my passion and I couldn't imagine doing anything other than this as a career.
I am on skill pages in hopes that I will be able to network with other artists and learn from them because this is a very collaborative industry and if you're not trying to get better by learning from others then you're not doing it right. Technology is always changing and as an artist you need to be adaptable with the debs and flows of the industry. Ideally, I will find my dream job on here, but at the very least I will make connections that will guide me in the right direction.
As an artist I am very detail oriented, which is one of my strengths and sometimes one of my weaknesses because I just can't let some things go. I always strive for perfection when sometimes it's just not realistic. I am process oriented, which means I always like to lay things out and sketch and research before I start a project. I am a fast learner. I also enjoy a work atmosphere where your able to collaborate and bounce ideas off of people. Where you can learn and teach at the same time, it's great way to work and improve as an artist.
Gate 1 Travel
From January 2013
I'm responsible for creating and updating static pages for our weekly in-house deals as well as for other sites such as Travelzoo, Groupon, etc. I am also responsible for the creation of weekly email blasts as well as 2 monthly newsletters that we send out to our customers. There is also some photo editing involved as well as work creating maps for all the destinations.
Qualifications & Certifications
Certificate - Web & New Media Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts