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					Michael Funk //                                                       375 Aster Street | Laguna Beach, CA 92651
                                                                      t: 714.883.9496 | e: mfkekoa@gmail.com




   PROFILE

   For the past 10 years I have been a little bit of everything. Designer, strategist, copywriter, and
   consultant--whatever is needed, really. I am seeking a position with an organization that believes
   the most powerful design solutions are those informed by rigorous research, insightful observation
   and a true multidisciplinary team approach.


   EXPERIENCE

   BRAND PLANNER, EARTHBOUND MEDIA GROUP IRVINE, CA                                    SEPT 2009 - PRESENT
   A technology-driven strategic marketing agency

   A confident and outspoken leader of the strategy team, I plan and run all discovery phase activities. I am
   responsible for synthesizing all research data that ultimately serves to inform my deliverables including,
   but to limited to, wireframes, sitemaps, strategic recommendations and creative handoff materials. I also
   spearhead an array of company projects including an employee onboarding project and most recently the
   development of our corporate marketing plan.

   MARKETING CONSULTANT, SKYLINE DISPLAYS LAKE FOREST, CA                            NOV 2004 - SEP 2009
   World’s leading manufacturer of custom modular trade show solutions and strategies

   I was responsible for the day-to-day leadership of comprehensive exhibit design strategy projects.
   Through in-depth discovery I helped clients understand what was meaningful to their audience and how
   to leverage this meaning to create powerful exhibit solutions.

   JR. DESIGNER (CONTRACT), DIGITAL EYE STUDIOS ANAHEIM, CA                              FEB 2004 - NOV 2004
   Visual Design Firm Specializing in Digital Media and Search Engine Optimization

   This design studio was a subsidiary of Skyline for 10 years with the primary role of supporting exhibiting
   clients with tertiary marketing tools designed to enhance the trade show experience. I assisted with the
   development and architecture of web sites, email campaigns, banner ad design and contributed to small
   graphic design projects when needed.

   STREET TEAM MANAGER, DGWB SANTA ANA, CA                                               MAR 2003 - FEB 2004
   Full-service advertising and alternative marketing agency. Representative clients include KFC,
   Wienerschnitzel, AdLink and Artisan Entertainment

   Achieved strategic marketing objectives at non-traditional brand building events throughout Southern
   California. Responsible for event photography, set-up and execution of marketing event strategy and post
   show analysis.
Michael Funk //                                                      375 Aster Street | Laguna Beach, CA 92651
                                                                     t: 714.883.9496 | e: mfkekoa@gmail.com




   VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

   EVENT COORDINATOR, DESIGNERS ACCORD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA                                     MARCH 2010
   The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working
   together to create positive environmental and social impact

   I was one of three students who organized the first ever student-run Designers Accord Town Hall event
   were we assembled a panel of seven distinguished speakers from organizations such as IDEO, Method,
   and Design Revolution. I was the emcee of the two hour event and served as the content editor for the
   post event summary that appeared on Core77.com.

   MARKETING MANAGER, TAPROOT FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES, CA                                MAR 2009 - AUG 2009
   The largest non-profit consulting firm in the country connecting society’s social and environmental
   problems with operational resources

   A member of the first Los Angeles Taproot chapter, I was responsible for crafting JWCH’s key messaging
   and brand strategy. Cooperatively, our team uncovered the needs of key stakeholders through extensive
   discovery sessions and translated the findings into meaningful context for key stakeholders and board
   members.


   EDUCATION

   CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
   MBA in Design Strategy, 2009 - 2011 (expected)

   UCLA EXTENSION, LOS ANGELES, CA
   Professional Designation Business Management, 2009 - Marketing Emphasis

   SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO, CA
   Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 2001 - Major: Advertising and Consumer Marketing


   PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

   The Designers Accord (supporter)
   American Marketing Association
   International Association of Business Communicators
   Surfrider Foundation

				
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