What is a visual bon vivant, you ask?
I knew you wanted to know. As a visual bon vivant I bring sharp focus to your branding goals for marketing your
business, service, or product with a keen eye and one clear voice. A lifelong artist, I approach projects with 
creative flair, balancing color, images, font, and story. As an accomplished business person I know what it means
to deliver a clear, concise message to your audience. This combination of business savvy and creativity is very
powerful... not to be underestimated. Invest in this significant aspect of your business plan, increase your ROI and
inspire brand loyalty!
I am a team player and thrive on the power of collaboration. My professional training (Art Center College of Design)
taught me to draw ideas and concepts when words are not enough. Remaining calm and centered in brainstorming
meetings and under tight deadlines always makes a lasting impression,
making me uniquely qualified to provide you
with the kind of creative support you seek, independently, or on your team.
Please feel free to contact me if you have a project you would like to discuss, or just to say hello!
I would like that very much.
Looking Forward,

To offer my experience and talents in graphic design, branding, marketing, web design, advertising,
social media, illustration, and business, in order to provide you with professional and creative support.
graphic design                      branding                               marketing

website design                      email campaigns                  social media
print and digital                     copy writing                          collaboration
Owner, Michelle Vidro Graphic Design                                                2000 to present 
Full service graphic design studio offering extensive graphic design, web design,
social media, IT and administrative support
Recent graphic design, branding, and marketing projects include:
Marinscapes; logo, branding, sales sheets, invitation, save the date, tickets, sponsor inserts,                                      
advertising (print and online), postcards, posters, bus banners, signage, menu card, Gala program                             
PopSecret (for Buckelew Programs); event logo, branding, sales sheets, postcard                                                          
Buckelew Programs; letterhead, remittance envelope, information and hotline cards,                                                  
Connections of Hope; website and logo                                                                                                                                              
Trust Your Instincts; book covers and title pages for children’s books                                                                                        
Terra Firma Gallery; social media, email blasts, in store and online graphics                                                                              
Dog & Pony Show; website                                                                                                                                                    
NAWBO Woman's Leadership Conference; installation                                                                                                                
Teri Cundall; website                                                                                                                                                    
Transformative Advertising Project; website, social media, marketing                                                                                      
Marin Jewelers Guild; website, branding, advertising, social media     
Wild Garden Farm; logo development, branding, marketing 
Marconi Conference Center; graphic design 
Meeshka Jewelry Design; website, branding, marketing, social media
Owner, Meeshka Jewelry Designs                                                         2000 to present
Jewelry design and fabrication studio: wholesale and retail, administration
Marin Jewelers Guild                                                                              2013 to present
In addition to creating and selling handmade jewelry, my responsibilities also include website design
and maintenance, e-commerce, social media, marketing and advertising, computer and business
administration support
Promotional, editorial and advertising illustration, locally and nationally
Marin Independent Journal  
News artist
Madison Avenue, New York City  
I cut my teeth on Madison Avenue in NYC working for advertising agencies, graphic design studios,
magazines and newspapers
•  Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
•  Web Design: WordPress expert. Create and maintain websites. Big Commerce, Dreamweaver, FTP
•  Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MailChimp, Vertical Response, MailChimp, Pinterest, iContact, HootSuite
•  MS Office: Powerpoint, Word, Excel
•  Graphic Arts and Design: layout, design, typography, production (concept to creation)
•  Jewelry: design, creation, metalsmithing and fabrication, production oversight
•  Art: painting, drawing, mosaics, ceramics, color theory
Art Center College Of Design; Pasadena, CA
Bachelor's Degree, Graphic Design and Illustration
Lane Community College; Eugene, OR
Associate Degree, and Graphic Design Certificate
Playing music; guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, djembe, dun dun, and flute. None of them extremely well,
but well enough to have a good time. Aspiring mandolin player.

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