Michael Bankhead | Experience
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The Art Institute of Atlanta

Bachelor of Fine Arts

in Graphic Design



Creative Director, Elite B Inc.


2013 – Present


Leads the design and branding for Pole World News and The PWN Awards.


Redesigned and manages poleworldnews.com. Designed, launched, and manages pwnawards.com.


Organizes and manages live events.


Builds and maintains B2B and B2C relationships with multiple vendors, sponsors, and venues.

Visual Designer, CDC


2011 – 2013


Supported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their mission of world-wide health communication and disease prevention.


Collaborated with Project Managers and fellow Designers to translate ideas and needs into a variety of digital and print products.


Designed and launched a secure content management platform to share CDC resources across multiple government departments and agencies.

Graphic Designer, Northrop Grumman


2011 – 2013


Responsible for concept development, design & execution branding, print, and digital products.


Contracted to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Issac Evans


Chief, Graphics Services Branch (CDC)


“I found Michael to be diligent and professional in his approach to tasks assigned to him. He often had to produce within tight deadlines and collaborate with a range of clients throughout the production process. He worked well with his colleagues and was genuinely committed to the work assigned to him and the work of CDC.”

Patti Smith


Team Supervisor, Graphic Services Branch (CDC)


“I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Bankhead as his team supervisor in the Division of Communication Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since February 2011. During this time, I have been consistently impressed by his design expertise, professionalism, and commitment to the agency. Michael has been responsible for projects requiring high levels of creativity and technical skills and often with tight deadlines.”