Howdy! I'm Eric—graphic designer and illustrator.
I've been lucky enough to pursue my dream career for over 20 years now. Thanks for visiting my site, and feel free to take a look around at my work. Here is an overview of my professional experience and education:
PMQ, Inc.
Oxford, Mississippi
Art director (November 2001-current)
Design, prepress, marketing, and advertising lead for PMQ (later PMQ Pizza Media), a B2B publication reaching over 45,000 shops throughout the U.S.
GAMMA award winner, including Best Single Issue and Best Redesign. 
Instrumental in bringing PMQ from a quarterly B2B magazine in 2001 to an industry-leading authority currently publishing ten issues per year.
Key member in the creation, design, and implementation of PMQ Canada, PMQ Australia-New Zealand, PMQ China, and PMQ Pizza and Pasta Russia, each published quarterly.
Branding program lead for numerous subsidiary ventures of PMQ Inc., including United States Pizza Team, Pizza TV, and Throw Dough. 
Branding and marketing material lead for PMQ Inc. tradeshows—PMQ’s New York Pizza Show and PMQ’s Orlando Pizza Show—including signage, mailers, stage design and show collateral. 
Longtime design lead, advertising maintenance, and traffic management of, the industry's leading news and marketing website, as well as content upkeep, weekly e-newsletters, special e-blasts, and web design on various sites such as and
Multi-year digital traffic manager, working with companies such as Mirabel, Constant Contact, and Mailchimp to build and maintain digital mailing list databases, as well as point contact/management of digital magazine content platforms such as Texterity and Issuu.

That Summers Guy
Oxford, Mississippi
Owner (2012-current)
Freelance design/illustration services, including product and character illustration, novel covers, concepting, graphic design, limited web design, collateral design, and CMS/storefront management.

Pizza Australia
Oxford, Mississippi
Art Director (August 2007-January 2016)
Design, prepress, and advertising for PMQ's Pizza Australia-New Zealand, a bimonthly B2B publication reaching over 7,500 shops throughout Australia and New Zealand.

University of MS Communications — Web Division
Oxford, Mississippi
Graphic Designer III (May 2013-November 2013)
Design and initial content distributor, various university WordPress websites.
Instituted print and digital publication, e-mail, and marketing design for multiple University of MS departments and faculty.
Contracted illustration work for multiple University of MS departments.

UM Brand Creative Services
Oxford, Mississippi
Graphic Designer II/Illustrator (November 2008-March 2011)
Design team member in good standing at University of Mississippi Brand Creative Services, an in-house marketing and publication agency. 
Rendered strategy consultation, art direction, design, and prepress services for all departments of the university and faculty. 
Key projects included a wide variety of branding collateral such as university magazines, annual reports, signage, recruitment brochures, trade booth design, promotional materials, e-blast and print newsletters, packaging, and various other print collateral.

Oxford Publishing
Oxford, Mississippi
Graphic Designer (August 2007-July 2008)
Key member of the design team responsible for providing collateral for the nation’s largest nightclub and alcohol trade show, including assorted print materials, signage, and web design/email newsletters.

Hammons & Associates, Inc.
Greenwood, Mississippi
Graphic Designer (September 1999-September 2000)
Print and collateral materials designer for numerous Mississippi Delta corporations, including Double Quick, Viking, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Kossman’s Inc., Factory Stores of Batesville, Mississippi Delta Community College, and others. 
Collaborator on several Mississippi Delta Ad Federation ADDY award-winning campaigns.

The Panolian
Batesville, Mississippi
Graphic Designer (May 1995-August 1999)
Graphic designer (part-time during high school, then later full-time) responsible for twice-weekly newspaper layout, ad concept and design, and pre-press. 
Periodically supplied political cartoons and illustrations for special edition covers and interiors.

Savannah College of Art & Design
96-98, Illustration major.
Northwest MS Community College
Associate in Applied Science 2001, Graphic Design

Sample Client List

University of Mississippi
- School of Education
- School of Engineering
- School of Law
- Alumni Affairs
- Field Station
- Chinese Flagship Program
- Office of Student Affairs
- Office of Admissions
- Department of Campus Rec
- National Institute of Undersea Technology

Mississippi Delta Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
U.S. Bank
Western Montana Fish & Game Association
National Institute for Undersea Science & Technology
Robin Street-SPAF Public Relations Personal Achievement Award Winner
Unified Office
Cupps Beer Root
National Pizza Show - Chicago, IL
Matthew J. Barbeler, Author
Joseph B. Atkins, Author
The Farmer's Market - Oxford, MS
Walter Blair, Author
Summit POS
Harbortouch POS
Orlando Food Sales
Boylan Bottling Co.
Five Star Training
Solid Rock Lectures
America's Catch Catfish
United States Pizza Team
Bag Solutions
Carver Franchise & Development
Eureka Bar & Grill
Harperville Baptist Church
Spyral Manufacturing
A-S.T.E.P. Consulting Group
AM Manufacturing
Lillsun Manufacturing
Boren-Hawkins Insurance
Foster Photography
Takeout Printing
Square Market of Batesville, MS
Birds of A Feather Photography Studios
Message on Hold
Tri-State Forest Products
Italforni Ovens
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