TEMPORARY 1907 NE 21ST ST. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL.

33305

(310) 650-7247, m.r.grant@hotmail.com, m.r.grant@mac.com

Michael Grant
AWARDS

PERMANENT 13913 ARCTURUS AVE. GARDENA, CA. 90249

ABOUT ME
Hometown: Inglewood, CA. Age: 25 Memberships: NABJ, SPJ, SND Interests: Photography, design,

multimedia, audio/video editing Goals: To learn more about communicating with the public. I’d like to pick up a masters in new media, and eventually work to unite print and web and graphics within newspapers.

Grambling State University Level: Undergraduate Major: Mass Communication Concentrations: Visual

EDUCATION

Communication, News Editorial Graduation date: May, 2007 Favorite Class: Information graphics

NABJ, 1st Place, Design Competition, 2006 SPJ, 1st Place, General News Reporting, 2005 SPJ, 2nd and 3rd Place, Photo Illustration, 2005 BCCA, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, Best Information Graphics/News Art Illustration, 2005 SEJC, 2nd Place, Best News Graphic Designer, 2005 The Black Collegian, Katrina Correspondent Honoree, 2005 NABJ, Quark Scholarship recipient, 2005 BCCA, 1st Place, Best Information Graphics/News Art Illustration, 2004

Design:

PROGRAMS

CCI QUARK PHOTOSHOP INDESIGN
Graphics:

FREEHAND ILLUSTRATOR POSER LIGHTWAVE

EXPERIENCE
FEATURES & GRAPHICS INTERN Summer-Winter, 2006 DESIGNER Spring, 2006 FEATURES & GRAPHICS INTERN Summer, 2005 DESIGNER, GRAPHIC ARTIST Summer, 2005

Sun-Sentinel
Each internship has been a stepping stone. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is the highest step in my career. It’s also been the toughest place I’ve been. Much was expected of me as a designer for features. After summer, I was offered a frour-month extention in graphics. I’m now learning lightwave and Flash.
GRAPHICS INTERN Summer, 2004

ASNE Reporter
I worked as a page designer and a graphic artist. While there, I took on projects with authority. I read over budgets, and discussed with my boss the types of visuals we could come up with. If they were approved, we had little time to get the job done. The topics covered during ASNE made for great content and great journalism.
DESIGNER Summer, 2004

Baltimore Sun
The Sun allowed me to split my internship between graphics and features. In graphics, I did both daily and advanced pieces. In features I designed inside pages and weekend covers. By the end, it was clear cut that I wanted to be a graphic artist. With too little time to produce more graphics I had a goal for my next internship.
REPORTER, GRAPHIC ARTIST Freelance

NABJ Monitor
A rewarding opportunity, The Monitor is a student project created by NABJ. It is geared toward training students and allowing them to work closely with media professionals. Not only was I able to showcase how I work under pressure, I both produced graphics and designed pages on a tight deadline.
EDITOR VISUALS Fall 2001-Spring 2006

OC Register
This was an insightful first internship. With two years of college newspaper experience, I landed this gig. In the “OC” is where I learned how graphics are produced daily. What started out as filing eventually turned to completing basic graphics. I was offered a winter position the following Christmas and accepted.

The New York Times
This is a program I am very thankful for. It was my first opportunity. I was one of 30 students to be selected into this fine program run by the The New York Times, and trained by some of the best over a two week period. I designed an entire newspaper... from scratch. Since, I’ve minded similar design projects.

Black College Wire
Consider it the AP of black college news. The Black College Wire is a news service for HBCU’s. We submit stories here, and they are published online. I’ve done both stories and graphics for the news service.

The Gramblinite
This student newspaper has been wonderful to me. Here, not only did I learn the basics of journalism, but I was able to apply the concepts from both classes and internships directly to the student newsroom. It was much like a real newsroom; just smaller. Working at The Gramblinite is where I learned journalism.

REFERENCES
Graphics Director (954)3564771 ldegroot@sun-sentinel.com
Len Degroot SUN-SENTINEL

Program Coordinator 917-623-9527 hecker@nytimes.com

Don Hecker The New York Times

Assistant Art Director (202) 334-5584 nistal@washpost.com

Larry Nista The Washinton Post

Director of Publication (318) 274-3331 peterswl@gram.edu

Wanda Peters The Gramblinite