I'm Chad Daniel, graphic designer at MP Records Communications,
Inc. I've been a part of the company for two years now.
I guess it all
starts at Ball State University where I studied advertising in the
Department of Journalism. I finished in the spring of 2000 with
a bachelor's degree majoring in advertising and a minor in drawing.
I've always enjoyed drawing and feel I use the skills I honed in
my classes in the work I do today. Plus there were the nude drawing
In the winter
of 1999-2000 I began an intership with an Indianapolis ad agency,
Pearson Crahan Fletcher England. I began as your basic intern or
gopher. But, as I kept pestering the art department and trying to
be seen around their area, they began to give me things to do for
them. Eventually I was set up with my own computer and had a few
design projects to work on. I learned so much from that internship.
My advice to others beginning an internship is to make yourself
visible to your peers. They're very busy and if you don't go out
of your way to be noticed you won't be.
After my internship
I went into the job market. I began my career at Standard Register
in Carmel, IN. My official title was Forms Designer. That's pretty
much what it was too. I setup medical/business forms, designed checks,
scanned photos and created artwork on occasion. I knew this wasn't
the job I wanted, but it was a start. I worked there for approximately
me to MP Records. This was what I was waiting for, actual graphic
design work. I mean my business card even says "Graphic Designer".
I thought that was so cool when I first saw it. Nowadays, it takes
a little more to excite me, a tough logo project, a tri-fold needing
character to seperate it from all the others, newsletters, annual
reports, corporate identity, the list goes on and on. If I could
be cheesy for one second, I really feel lucky to have found a career
doing something that I enjoy so much.
a brief summary of my career up to this point. I can't believe you
actually care enough about me to make it this far into my little
bio. You're not some crazy stalker are you?