A visual artist since he was old enough to hold a crayon, Michael Conrad has been providing quality graphic and web design services for clients big and small since 2003.
Initially doing freelance work with Washington, D.C.-area clients and businesses on smaller items such as business cards, stationery, and logo design, soon Conrad was hired to supervise print production and create layouts and design for the D.C. edition of "Natural Awakenings" and two Mid-Atlantic foodservice industry publications: the now-defunct "Restaurant Digest" and "Foodservice Monthly." As Production Manager for these publications, he was also in charge of designing the monthly ads for some of those publications’ corporate clients and advertisers, creating print ads for national food product lines such as Sara Lee, Uncle Ben’s, General Mills, and Hunt’s.
Moving to Boston in January of 2005, Conrad continued his print production work while starting to learn more about web design. Picking up clients from the famed Berklee College of Music and other area businesses, he continued to create stunning graphics while also building sites that were clean, attractive, and easy to navigate.
Currently, Conrad lives in Nashville, Tennessee. In his spare time, he likes reading, keeping up with current events in the news, songwriting and playing music, playing racquetball, watching football games, and seeing movies. He also goes to the gym, although he doesn't like that as much.
CM Communications, Boston, MA
In charge of all the production work and graphic content for clients of the PR/Marketing agency, as well as workflow traffic and office management responsibilities. Daily duties include creating advertisements, eblasts, print collateral, and online promotional materials, as well as designing, building, and updating websites and other coding and programming tasks.
Close Up Studios, Boston, MA
Co-owned design, production, and image consultation company. Services offered include conceptualization and design of online and print promotional materials. Duties include handling of customer relations and marketing efforts. Products created include websites, press kits, brochures, CD artwork, and flyers.
Three Pears Productions, Boston, MA
Self-owned and operated freelance graphic design company. Duties include the coordination of all marketing and customer service, as well as graphic design services for various clients. Products created include websites, magazines, business cards, educational materials, brochures, logos, stationery, ad design, CD artwork, and flyers.
Foodservice Monthly, Sterling, VA
In charge of all the production, layout design, and graphics for the magazine. Designing and creating advertisements for clients, choosing photos for stories, arranging pages, editing text, sending out proofs of each issue to the editor, and delivering – via internet upload to FTP - final pages to printer.
BIRN, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Disc Jockey, part-time; Promotions Coordinator
Hosted weekly show on Berklee’s internet radio station; did extensive interviews with musicians passing through Boston: produced interview segments and station breakers for broadcast; ran on-campus promotions campaign for station.
WQCM, Hagerstown, MD
Hosted nightly radio show; wrote, produced and performed commercials for broadcast; hosted remote broadcasts and other external promotions; participated in weekly new music selection.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Music, Performance
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude
• Dean's List, seven semesters
• Berklee Achievement Scholarship recipient
Towson University, Towson, MD
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Minor in Art
• Dean's List, seven semesters
• Thomas H. O'Connor II Broadcasting Scholarship recipient