Friday, February 9, 2007

Award winning graphic artist available for freelance projects for worthy causes

Award winning graphic artist available for freelance projects for worthy causes.

After a long career helping clients increase profits, creative director goes freelance to help non-profits realize other goals.

(PRWEB) November 9, 2001

Michael Mercier, most recently a principal in the Ohio advertising agency, Mercier Rubinstein Associates has begun accepting freelance work for causes or organizations with goals other than profits.

"My career as a graphic artist and creative director," Mercier says, "has spanned more years than I care to talk about and been spent mostly in retail stores and advertising agencies helping clients make money. While there's certainly nothing wrong with the profit motive, I want to put my talent and experience to work for people or organizations with other things in mind - conservancy organizations for instance, or education and advocacy groups."

"As a freelance, I can do things much more cost-effectively than I can with a lot of support people surrounding me," Mercier continues. "I'll still need to get paid, but I won't have to pay a bunch of vice presidents."

Mercier offers services as a graphic artist, designer, creative director, web designer, project manager and more. Information is on line at http://michaelmercier. com (http://michaelmercier. com).

Mercier's career began in retail advertising as a graphic artist, becoming an art director and creative director for department stores and mass merchandisers. He switched to the agency side in the late 1970s as an art director, creative director and principal. Mercier has won a number of Addy Awards for print and broadcast work and regional Emmy Awards for his TV spots. In the mid 1990s, Mercier became interested in the World Wide Web, learning html coding and web page design. In 1998, his design for Children's Hospital of Columbus won the Gold Medal for Web Site Design in the Healthcare Marketing Reports Annual Awards.

To see samples of Mercier's work, visit:

Http://michaelmercier. com (http://michaelmercier. com)