Hey there!

I’m Matt Cram, a designer with over 25 years of experience in graphic design and education. For over two decades, I’ve been shaping future design stars as a professor at Shawnee State University. As the owner of Cram Design, I’ve partnered with big names like Epic Games and Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, delivering top-notch design solutions. I also had the good fortune of being a founding member of the Figma Educational Advisory Board, dedicated to closing the design divide.

With a keen eye for detail and a knack for innovative thinking, I’m all about pushing the limits of creativity. Ready to create something interesting? Let’s go!


Curriculum Vitae

Contents

  1. Basic Information
  2. Education
  3. Work History
  4. Notable Accomplishments
  5. Professional Memberships

Basic Information

Design leader with 25+ years of experience in graphic design and design education; 11+ years of leadership. Skilled at Figma and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) as well as sketching and hand drawing. Tacos when and where I can find them.

Personal

Matt Cram
Design: mcram(at)me.com
Academics: mcram(at)shawnee.edu

https://cramdesign.com
https://mattcram.com
https://x.com/cramdesign
https://instagram.com/cram.design/


Education

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
Vermont College, 2002

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
Morehead State University, 1995

Competencies


Work History

Leadership

Department Chair
Fine, Digital, and Performing Arts Department
2005 - 2009; 2015 - 2022

Responsibilities:

Instruction

Professor, Graphic Design, Tenure
Shawnee State University
9/9/99 - Present

Responsibilities:

Design

Cram Design, Sole Proprietor, 1999 - present

Epic Games, Guest Art Director, Summer 2022

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, 2017 - 2024

Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association, 1998 - 2017

Group 94, Summer 2006, Gent, Belgium

Southern Ohio Medical Center, 1996 - 1999


Notable Accomplishments


Professional Memberships

Educational Advisory Board for Figma, Founding member
Selected as 1 of 10 educators nationally
Fall 2021 - present

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
http://www.aiga.org

Columbus Society of Communicating Arts
http://www.cscarts.org