Hey there, I am Rian Morgan

Designer, Artist, Consultant, Entrepreneur


I help businesses resonate and stay memorable to their current customer base while exposing their business to potential customers to improve their growth. I do this by creating marketing strategies, advertisements, branding campaigns, print pieces and standards compliant websites for desktop and mobile experiences that are in line with the clients customer base while standing out from their competitors.

Specialties: Adobe CS, Marketing Strategies, Branding, Usability, Illustration, Photography

I live and work in Grand Rapids Michigan with my family and enjoy going to baseball games, living by the lakes, good conversation with friends, fiction, effortless design and learning by doing.

Personal Info

  • NameRian Morgan
  • Age37
  • LocationGrand Rapids, MI
  • Phone616-460-1219

Resume

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Education

  • MFA – Kendall College of Art & Design @ FSU
    2004 - 2008

    A nationally prominent institution recognized for leadership, innovation, and excellence in visual art and design. Kendall College of Art & Design is located in Grand Rapids Michigan. I was on a Fellowship with KCAD-FSU where I studied Drawing, Digital Media, and Audio Production. I also was an Adjunct Professor for the Fine Arts Drawing Department while I was studying for my degree.

  • BFA – Kendall College of Art & Design
    1997 - 2002

    A nationally prominent institution recognized for leadership, innovation, and excellence in visual art and design. Kendall College of Art & Design is located in Grand Rapids Michigan. I was awarded the Studio Excellence award for Fine Arts upon graduation. I also was accepted to the National Drawing Exhibition in Hilo Hawaii that year.

Skills

  • Graphic Design 85%

  • Illustration 75%

  • Creative Direction 65%

  • Wordpress CMS 80%

  • Branding 75%

  • Photography 90%

  • Photoshop 70%

  • Illustrator 75%

  • InDesign 60%

Work Experience

  • Partner / Design Director
    2015 - Current

    Left Right Boom Left Right Boom is designed to bridge the gap between freelance creatives and full-blown marketing agencies. We are poised to target small and medium sized  businesses that can't afford to work with an agency but need more than a contract designer. Left Right Boom is more than a smart, good-natured service for our clients. We provide hip, affordable, professional workspace for creatives. We are the place in West Michigan where like-minded designers, writers, search experts, developers and illustrators come to share and grow in the new economy.

  • Co-Owner / Senior- Partner
    2011 - Current

    Stage1Design.com (print and web design, marketing, brand consultants)

  • Creative Director / Co-Owner
    2000 - Current

    Paperdoll Boutique located in Rockford Michigan.

  • Senior Marketing Manager
    2010 -2015

    Hugh Griffith - Keller Williams Realty of Grand Rapids

  • Assistant Professor of Drawing
    2008 - 2009

    Kendall College of Art & Design: Instructed introductory to advanced drawing and figure drawing for the Fine Arts Department.

  • Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Digital Media
    2004 - 2012

    Kendall College of Art & Design: Instructed introductory to advanced drawing and figure drawing for the Fine Arts Department. Also instructed Intro to Digital Media classes for the Digital Illustration Department.

Services


  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Consulting

  • Photography

  • Wordpress

  • Illustration

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Left Right Boom

I’m pleased to announce that a project that I have been working on with Joe Morris for the last year has finally launched. Left Right Boom is a collaborative working space located in Downtown Grand Rapids. We are offering desk memberships to creatives who work and live in the Grand Rapids area. These memberships offer […]