This is the design resume of Michael Crockett a multi-disciplined artist and designer driven to inspire in a professional design environment.


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EDUCATION

Montserrat College of Art / Bachelor Of Fine Art (1993-1997)

University of Massachusetts Lowell / Digital Imaging & The Macintosh (1998) 

Montserrat Collage Of Art / Introduction To Photoshop (1999)

University of Massachusetts Lowell / Publishing in Quark Express (1998)

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

As an educated Visual Artist, Graphic designer and Illustrator, I am richly experienced in developing visual designs from concept to final project in an array of styles and mediums. I am proficient in Adobe Creative Suite6, (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), as well as Microsoft Office, Excel and Filemaker.  


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EXPERIENCE

Hazel Eyes Studio

Illustrator, Designer, Art Director    2000 - 2016

- Hazel Eyes Studio is a self-owned art studio specializing in branding and marketing with 16+ years experience designing print media for the record industry, corporate branding, publishers and restaurant groups. Hazel Eyes Studio participates in global public art projects and local/national galleries. HES is an ever expanding project looking for new experiences in the Boston art community.

Whole Foods Market, Charles River Plaza, Boston

Lead Designer, Sign-maker    2005- 2016

- Supporting & maintaining their company image for over 11 years, I have provided Graphic Design and Illustrations for Whole Foods Market, Charles River Plaza, Boston. Working closely with the Regional Marketing Team Leaders and Coordinators in maintaining regional standards, my responsibilities include, in-store communications, including flyers, point of purchase displays, hand written chalkboards and calendars. PhotoShop, Illustrator, In-design, Filemaker and my own hand drawn illustrations are among the many ways I make signage for this location.

Traveling the NA region, I have assisted in creating opening signage for 12 new stores since 2013 and received the NA All-Star award in signmaking for 2013. 

Tryptic Press

Lead Designer, Art Director    2013- 2016

- Tryptic Press is a small run publishing company, producing an annual local artist catalog and web site. I am responsible for the entire branding of CHROMA; visually realizing this publication from cover to cover.

I am one of three partners who publish this book and work to highlight young talented artists in New England. CHROMA volume 1 and 2 are now available with a total of 25 local artists interviewed that tell the story of contemporary art in Boston.

Tryptic Press has also partnered with several galleries for group shows and has released a collection of local music in a limited edition CHROMA volume 2.  www.trypticpress.com


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RECENT PROJECTS

Music Logos and Graphics

International Music Network - Gloucester, Ma

GoldBlood and the Associates - Soul, soul, soul from Boston, Ma. GoldBlood Music

Devil All The Time - Country Rock from Boston, Ma. DATT Music

MotherBoar - Heavy Metal from Boston, Ma. motherboar.bandcamp.com

Homage To Catalonia - Orwellian, Activist Folk from Washington, DC. HTC Music

The Living Sea - Sonic Pop from Boston, MA. TLS Music

Mad Oak Records - Poster Designs for Recording Studio and Music Label out of Allston, MA 

Small Stone Records - Poster Designs for SSR Concert in Cambridge, Ma. SSR Site

 

Complete Music Packaging

The Brother's Rye -Outlaw Country, Bluegrass, Americana from Woods Hole, Cape Cod, MA.  www.brothersrye.com

Sarah Rabdau SR-SEA - Snyth+Pop from Boston, MA www.sarahrabdau.com

Mellow Bravo - Hard Hitting Modern Rock from Boston Ma. mellowbravo.com

J/Q - Norwellian Power Pop from Boston, MA. jslashq.bandcamp.com

Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band - Gypsy Disco Marching band from Boston, www.ensmb.com

Thee Electric Bastards - Apocalyptic Future Blues from Boston, Ma. Bastards Music

 

Boston Restaurant Murals and Graphic Design

Turner Fisheries - Menu Boards and Signage.

Cafe De Boston - Branding Logos, Menu Design and Wall Murals. 

Boston Kebab - Branding Logos, Promotional Flyers and Wall Murals.

Eat Kitchen - Branding Logos, Menu Design, Wall Mural.

Falafel KIng - Menu Banner.

Cardullo's - In-Store Menu Boards and exterior Seasonal A-frames.

Oggi Gourmet - Menu Design, Wall Murals

Pizza Pie'r - Interior + Exterior Wall Murals for all three locations.

Paris Creperie - Menu Boards

Journeymen - Menu Board

Cardullo's - A-Frame Sandwich Boards

 

 

Illustration Projects

Tim Correira Photography - Illustrated logo and Watermark.

Blue Juice Films INC - Book cover illustration for "Growing Dark"

"Swarmed" - Illustrated Novella written by Renee Mallet

 

 


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Published Work

The Confident Creative / Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind

(Findhorn Press)

-Cat Bennet shows how we can connect with our true creative selves through the simple act of drawing. It’s for both the practicing artist and the person who wishes to explore creativity. No drawing experience is necessary. The book includes techniques to improve drawing skills, overcome mental obstacles and grow creative courage. There are over 100 pieces of inspirational art by contemporary artists such as Yuko AdachiAparna AgrawalMichael CrockettLaura DouglassKatherine DunnCaroline LeafSusy Pilgrim WatersDeborah PutnoiJulia TalcottKathy Todd and Kaetlyn Wilcox, —and by members of The Saturday Morning Drawing Club, a class taught by the author.

ZombieBomb Anthology

(Terminal Press)

Zombie Bomb! wreaks havok from Terminal Press! aFeaturing over 200 writers & artists joining forces to bring you the baddest bunch of Zombie stories ever assembled. Full color and undead just for you. 

 

Hazel Eyes Studio / Paintings and Drawing by Michael Crockett

(Vesica Books)

-"In the pages after these words, you’ll find a collection of wonderful images that represent an artist who has found his stride. You’ll find drawings unfolding into paintings, the use of found paper and pattern underneath delicate washes. You’ll find paintings with hidden words and fading advertisements amongst lovelorn figures. You will see an artist with a profound admiration for nature and humanity emerging through his work." Andrew Houle

Hazel Eyes Studio is a collection of images that best represent the work of Michael Crockett a Painter, Illustrator and Designer living in Boston, MA.

CHROMA

(Tryptic Press)

- Chroma is an amazing 8x8 84 page full color art annual featuring art and interviews with 12 of New England's hardest working artists.

Volume 1 features Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Michael Doherty as well as fan favorites Raul Gonzalez III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, and Robert Gill."


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Press

 

2013 Street Pianos Boston 1000th Piano


The Boston Globe

(The Boston Globe.com, Lifestyle Pages)

PICK OF THE DAY

By June Wulff, Globe Staff, September 26, 2013

Keys to the cities

We challenge you to find and play each of the 75 pianos that have been placed along the Freedom Trail, the Greenway, at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Children’s Museum, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Franklin Park Zoo, Sullivan’s at Castle Island, Harvard Square, and other Boston and Cambridge locations. “Street Pianos Boston: Play Me I’m Yours” celebrates the 75th anniversary of Celebrity Series of Boston.

Pictured: Michael Crockett works on his piano.

Photo Credit: Eric Stossel

Photo Credit: Eric Stossel

Boston.com

Video: Time-lapse footage of people playing pianos in public spots around Boston

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  November 8, 2013

The Boston Public School department's Office of Instructional & Information Technology created this video of the city's recent public piano installation and posted it to its YouTube page this week with the following description: 

The piano locations featured in this video are: Boston Common (artist Arielle Bremby), Old State House (artist Youth Design), Museum of Fine Arts (artist Hilary Zelson), Copley Square (artist Huntington Theatre Co. Production Crew), Castle Island (artist Murphy K-8 School), Esplanade (artist More Than Words Youth), Faneuil Hall (artist Gina Heeren), and City Hall Plaza (artists Michael Crockett and Frank Casazza). Video consists of approximately 3,691 photos and is presented in HD 1080p.

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90.9 WBUR

(Boston’s NPR® news station)


Play It, Boston: 75 Brightly Painted Pianos Invade

Written by Andrea Shea

"A few weeks ago I met with Somerville artist Michael Crockett as he added some finishing touches to that milestone piano. He was surrounded by dozens of donated spinets and uprights being painted by other artists in a vast warehouse space on Boston’s waterfront.

Crockett collaborated with his art partner, a graphic illustrator known as Eyeformation, to dream up the look for the baby grand. In the end, they decided on bright colors, city icons and cartoonish characters."

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The Improper Bostonian

(Sept 25-Oct 8, 2013  The Home Design Issue)

Dancing In The Streets / Playing for keeps

Written by Nick Hansen

"Here's your chance to have the keys to the city." Seventy five pianos will be distributed throughout Boston for Play Me I'm Your's, an installation celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Celebrity Series of Boston. Starting on Sept, 27, the public will be encouraged to play the pianos, which were all decorated by local artists and organizations. "we wanted to bring the music off the stage and into the city," says Gary Dunning, president of the Celebrity Series. "It really is about connecting people in the neighborhood."Now that's music to our ears.

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The 1000th Piano


CHROMA / A New England Art Awakening

North Shore Art Throb

(April/May 2013)

CHROMA: A NORTH SHORE ART TRIO’S LABOR OF LOVE.

Written by Chris Ricci 

"Calling Chroma just an art magazine is a terrible injustice. It’s a labor of love meticulously crafted by three former Montserrat students and their production company, Tryptic Press. It’s an evenly-distributed focus on North Shore area artists that you may or may not have heard about. It stands as more of an entity than a branded publication; the Chroma Facebook page, for example, isn’t a page you like, it’s a page you add as a friend which adds a depth of humanity to this publication. Most importantly, Chroma is an idea that hasn’t existed in this form in the North Shore area, and it’s creation isn’t only important, but also necessary."

 

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North Shore Art Throb

(May 2009)

JOY STREET – A STUDY OF ANGST AND PAIN

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Written by Dinah Cardin

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"The self-portrait, created by Michael Crockett, a 1997 graduate of Montserrat College of Art, seemed to perfectly capture my angst as I impatiently anticipated the warmer days ahead. Why not today? When, then? Well…then…fine. Up yours!

I tracked Crockett down at Somerville Open Studios the first Sunday of May in an industrial area not far from Union Square, down a long hallway at door number 32, 

Joy Street Studios."


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