About Me

I was born and raised in Colorado by a bilingual family nested in creativity. I'm a husband, father and first generation college graduate. With our roots now firmly planted in Loveland, Colorado my family and I are proud to be a part of Northern Colorado's growth, artistic heritage and unique history.

Approving Mentions

“What Michael loves about teaching is helping learners develop the artistic and technical skills to better express themselves. His enthusiasm for creative projects is catching!”
- Carol Whitt, Director of Whatever Works Art Space

“...Although raised in Colorado, Michael Coronado has a special love for Licking County, particularly its history and architecture.”
- Newark Advocate, 09/07

“I know that he will be successful as a working artist because of his passion for creative expression.”
- Marcia Downes, Managing Director of The Works

Interests

  • painting
  • sketching
  • Home Brewing
  • reading
  • travel
  • biking
  • snowboarding
  • canoeing

Community Involvement

  • American Homebrewers Association - member
  • Community Leadership Alumnus - class 2007
  • Art Association of Northern Colorado - member

Contact Info



Experience


University Parent Media
October 2012 - April 2013, Senior Graphic Designer

University Parent Media is the #1 resource for parents of students currently attending college. My responsibilities include design and production of printed magazines for over 200 schools nationwide. I am also responsible for designated University Parent Media marketing campaigns and branding projects such as website UI redesign, social media graphics and projects for internal use.
Boulder, CO | 303.625.1754 | www.universityparent.com

Container and Packaging Supply
August 2010 - March 2012, Lead Designer

At CPS-Design we not only help clients to customize and design great packaging, we also offer full branding efforts and corporate identity to support small business growth.
Eagle, ID | 208.287.2659 | www.containerandpackaging.com

Central Ohio Technical College
September 2007 - March 2010, Instructor - Media Arts

As a full time instructor for COTC, I enjoyed working with students in order to increase their skill set, knowledge, and desire to continue to learn about digital media. The classes I taught ranged from graphic design history to introductory drawing, graphic design and web development.
Newark, OH | 740.366.1351 | www.cotc.edu

The Works Museum
November 2004 - September 2007, Creative Director

I worked closely with staff, committees, artists and exhibitors on projects ranging from interactive exhibits to printed promotional materials, event signage and web content. Working for a non-profit facility like The Works required excellent teamwork skills and strict adherence to deadlines and budgetary limits.
Newark, OH | 740.349.9277 | www.attheworks.org

Education


American Intercontinental University, Class of 2012
B.F.A. Visual Communications

Central Ohio Technical College, Class of 2005
A.A.S. Digital Media Design


Technical Proficiencies


  • Adobe CS 6+ (Creative Cloud)
  • Print Pre-press and Production
  • Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • CMS: Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Mac and PC fluent