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Michael Berrell

designer / educator

I'm a passionate educator, researcher, and mentor, blending the worlds of design and academia to foster innovation and creativity.

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What I Do

I collaborate with businesses and individuals to enhance their brand identity, and achieve their goals through strategic design and mentorship.

Explore my work for examples of my work, including brand strategy, UX design, and more.

 

EXPERIENCE

Currently, I serve in a dual role as both a Professor at Farmingdale State College in New York, and a Freelance Design Consultant under the name OrdinaryDesign.co.
 

Over the past two decades, and at various academic institutions, I have specialized in developing curricula that integrate design thinking and visual communication in order to challenge students to innovate and apply creative problem-solving skills. My educational background includes advanced degrees in Graphic Design and Education, and I’ve presented research at multiple conferences exploring the intersection of design and pedagogy.

As a Freelance Design Consultant, I offer premium creative services including print design, graphic design, and web design. My work involves collaborating with clients to develop customized solutions that meet their unique needs. I ensure that every project is executed with excellence and creativity. See samples of my work at my freelance site: 
OrdinaryDesign.co

 

Balancing these roles has been an incredible adventure. This combination allows me to bring real-world industry experience into the classroom and apply academic research to practical design solutions. 

Upcoming Events

Stay informed about my upcoming events, lectures, and gallery exhibitions:
 

  • June 20 – Aug 13, 2024
    Exhibition:
    See Us After Class 

    Survey of works by
    New York Art Educators.

     

  • October 10, 2024
    Lecture:  
    Designing Education

    at the 2024 SECAC Conference
    in Atlanta, GA.

     

  • Continuous
    Office Hours:  
    I offer free 15-minute discovery meetings
    to discuss your design needs and
    determine the right fit for your project.
    Book to explore how we can collaborate.

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Education and CV

With advanced degrees in Graphic Design and Education, my research explores the intersection of design thinking and pedagogy. This work has been presented at prestigious conferences, including the upcoming SECAC conference, where I will be speaking on current trends and innovations in design education.

Contact​

Let's collaborate and create something amazing. Contact me to schedule a session or book me for your next event.

Thanks for reaching out!

Stay in Touch

Contact

123-456-7890
berrelm@farmingdale.edu

East Islip
New York,  11730

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