Hello, I’m Mitch Linhardt and I am based in St. Louis, Missouri where I live with my wife and daughter.
I am a problem solving, ever learning, professional digital artisan specializing in Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design and Illustration. The combination of my experience and education have given me a well-rounded set of skills. I am flexible and confident with my abilities that lead to compelling results.
I began a love for drawing and visual art at an early age and combined with a child’s imagination set me on the path to my adult profession. I received my Bachlors Degree in Marketing at Missouri State University. I continued learning my craft by taking courses in graphic communications in St. Louis and Los Angeles. Additionally, I studied improv comedy at The Groundlings and Improv Olympics West, bringing an added layer of creativity and personality to my work.
I have gained experience working for various companies as both employee well as freelance consultant where I was able to continue developement of my capabilities and also the “soft” skills found in more professional environments. Furthermore, I spent over 5 years owning and operating 3 Cold Stone Creamery franchises with family where I experienced first hand the importance of a Brand and how it directly effected my family’s financial survival.
I also have several side projects including writing and illustrating a set of children’s picture books which have benefited me greatly in enhancing my illustration and design skill-sets. You can see or learn more about that at LetsJustSeeBooks.com.
I love, LOVE movies and am a passionate St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
My skills and expertise:
Design Related Skills - Graphic Design, Illustration, Image/Photo Editing, Print Design, Web Design, Motion Design, Photography, HTML, CSS
Adobe Software Skills - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Muse, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Animate, Experience Design
Additional Skills - Mac O.S., Windows O.S., MS Word/Excel, Management, Project Management, Human Resources, Training, Voice-Over, QuarkXPress