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Erik Hartley

Starting a career in graphics early, Erik began working for
Paramount Pictures through WKBD, UPN50, as a Graphics
Clerk designing imagery for the ten o'clock news in Detroit. Upon graduation, Erik set out to pursue a career in graphic design at Western Michigan University, and out of twenty selected students in the BFA program, he became one of only three first-time-applicants accepted. While pursuing his degree, Erik spent his vacation
time working for George P. Johnson (GPJ), a leader in exhibit
and experiential marketing, and before graduation had already completed designs for some of the world's largest corporations.

After completing his bachelors degree, Erik began working as a Graphic Design and Identity Specialist at DaimlerChrysler Corporation (DCX). While there, he established himself as a member and design lead of the Dashboard Anywhere Marketing Team, DCX's intranet portal that reached over 75% of all company employees, and as a brand steward to all corporate divisions. After three years, Erik left DCX and returned to George P. Johnson (GPJ), working as a Graphic Designer out of both Detroit and Boston offices. Most notably from GPJ, Erik's work on the Motorola exhibit at CES 2008 was featured
on g4tv, and his work on the BlackBerry sponsored John Mayer
Tour in 2008 could be seen all over the United States.

Most recently published by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic in Icons of Graphic Design , Erik's award-winning work continues through both his packaging design at Hasbro and freelance business in Boston, MA. Having the benefit of working in nearly every facet of graphic design, he retains his strong passion to learn and grow, and is currently working on his MFA in Web Design & New Media at the Academy of Art University.

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