collaboration in creative design

The impression that most have when it comes to design - and art in general - is that a creative specialist is given an initial concept by a client and they evolve it into the final product. However, to achieve absolute success, both the specialist and the client must collaborate to bring both imagination and purpose together. It is not an isolated event but a social dynamic to provide the client with what they need.

Michael A. Scotta is a graphic designer and illustrator with a goal to provide design and artistic solutions to the specific needs of his clients while adhereing closely to the above guidelines by working with them throughout the process. Formerly from the suburbs of Detroit MI and now based directly in Chicago IL, he brings a rich background of experiences and interests to the table and strives to expand his library of knowledge and talents to supply an end product equal to or beyond what was anticipated.

A number of organizations and individuals have benefited from Michael Scotta's talents with branding, product packaging & promotions, advertising, and creative illustrations. The following are examples of such clients:



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Argents Express Group [Chicago Office]

International & U.S. Domestic Freight Forwarder and U.S. Customs House Broker

Promotional Material [2/2011]: Updated graphics and information for a 4-page pamphlet for the 2011 WCA Family Conference in Vietnam [with an alternate version for general usage]. Provided additional consultation and preliminary design work for corporate re-branding.
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Beretta Music

Record Label - Techno Music

Logo Design / Product Labeling / Promotional Material [2006 - present]: Evolved Logo Branding for Label and Imprints. Established design and layout for vinyl labeling. Provided graphics and designed promotional materials for advertising.
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John Paul II Catholic School

Catholic Grade School [formerly Christ the Good Shepard]

Branding / Logo Design [1-5/2010]: Developed and established branding for use on official and internal documents, student school and sports uniforms [and “spiritwear”], internet presence, and promotional elements.
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Purple Duck Games

Publishing Company – Hobby Games

Illustrations / Logo Design [12/2010 - present]: Provided black & white and colorized illustrations for product support. Developed logo design for product line, and supplied vector update for company logo.
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Psychopathic Records, Inc.

Record Label – Hip Hop Music

Product Packaging / Promotional Material / Logo Design / Website Support [4/2002 - 5/2008]: Senior Graphic Designer. Designed and provided layout for album and video releases, along with supporting promotional materials for POP and distributors. Evolved existing logos/logotype for artist/clients and a number of imprints. Proposed website layouts and assisted development; provided graphic support and content management.
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Stand-Alone Projects

Freelance Contracts

Illustrations / Logo Design [2000 - present]: Provides services as an illustrator and graphic designer for numerous projects and in varying capacities.
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