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eric c. powell


I am a senior design professional, marketing design expert, lead graphic designer, visual and UX/UI designer, web developer, and entrepreneur with experience in studio, corporate, and freelance environments. With an eye for aesthetic visual design, typography, and a mind for effective user experience my expertise spans 20+ years. I am a skilled leader, self-starter, and an essential team contributor.


Heartland Retail
2019 - 2021

A subsidiary of Global Payments, Heartland Retail is the leading cloud-based POS and Retail Management software. Acquired by Heartland, at Springboard Retail I led and managed creative visual design projects for the Retail POS product. I oversaw visual corporate brand design guidelines in all facets of marketing collateral, digital assets, web, and public-facing environments.

  • At Springboard Retail, I managed freelance designers, setting priorities and workload
  • Conceptualized and implemented design solutions for the Retail POS product including for lead generation efforts
  • Assets creation included demand generation designs for emails, landing pages, digital collateral, print, trade shows
  • Heartland Retail works with customers such as FILA, Las Vegas Raiders, and The Kennedy Center
Phunware, Inc.
2014 - 2019

Oversaw and determined visual corporate brand design guidelines and all implementation of marketing collateral, digital assets, web, and public-facing environments.

  • Conceptualized design solutions and implemented across customer-facing online and print designs including corporate websites and demand generation material with integration of social media
  • Designed creative assets such as product sheets, infographics, white papers, articles, blog articles, emails, landing pages
  • Managed and mentored junior designers, interns, and contract designers, setting goals, priorities, and workload
  • Phunware creates category-defining mobile app solutions for clients such as Fox, NBC, WWE, AMC, and NASCAR

At Lunarpages, now HostPapa, I designed attractive, professional, and highly-usable web interfaces, websites, and templates for internal and external clients.

  • Integrated with Content Management System frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal
  • Expert attention to cross-browser issues and cross-device responsive mobile-first designs
  • Interfaced with clients from first contact to final project completion
  • Managed and mentored web design team, helping team members achieve key goals
Emotiv Media Group
2001 - Present

I founded Emotiv Media Group, an outgrowth of Emotiv Records, a creative consultancy and design firm helping clients connect with their audiences through public relations, marketing, media, and graphic, and web design.

  • Advise clients of appropriate campaigns and approaches for business solutions
  • Conceptualize and implement designs for print, digital, web, video, data research, project management, organizational planning, video, and audio production
  • Specialties include healthcare, aerospace, entertainment, and nonprofits industries

At Pacificare, acquired by UnitedHealth Group, I served as the lead designer in the marketing communications department of Fortune 500 healthcare insurance corporation.

  • Graphic design, layout, and production from one to full-color. Includes online presentations, brochures, forms, monthly directories and newsletters
  • Obtained experience in image scanning, data manipulation, macro programming, and database development
  • Maintained clients relations regarding art production requests. Coordinated projects from conception to completion. Collected printing bids and distributed work to vendors
  • Developed and maintained database for document shipping/receiving and inventory management
  • Resolved software and hardware technical issues including computer installations and purchases

At Trend Western, now Del-Jen, I performed graphic design and computer illustration in a service bureau agency environment for aerospace clients.

  • Graphic design and layout included graphs, reports, posters, technical art, organizational charts, photos, and logos
  • Assigned tasks to illustrators and coordinated project completion
  • Created budget strategies for department productivity. Software and hardware maintenance and installation on Mac workstations and network
  • Established and maintained Top Secret secure work area for classified projects following Department of Defense (DOD) standard security procedures


Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Advertising)
California State University Fullerton
September 1987 to January 1992
Master of Arts in Worship (Leadership) 

Hope International University
January 2002 to January 2005


Design Concepts
Web Responsive Design
Cross-Browser Issues
      • Brand Strategy + Design
      • Design Leadership + Mentorship
      • Visual Storytelling
      • Project Management + Multitasking
      • Digital + Print Graphic Design
      • Mobile + Web Responsive Design
      • UX/UI Design
      • Wireframing
      • Marketing Campaigns
      • Demand + Lead Generation
      • Client + Stakeholder Relations
      • Motion Graphics
      • Video + Audio Production
      • Excellent Written + Spoken Skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe XD
  • Logic Pro
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Suite
  • HTML / CSS / PHP
  • SQL / MySQL
  • Javascript
  • Social media
  • Pardot
  • Hubspot
  • Intercom
  • Wrike
  • Basecamp
  • Jira
  • Notion
  • Salesforce
  • WordPress
  • Joomla + Drupa

Workshop Courses & Awards

Phunware Sales and Marketing VIP Recognition Award (2 time winner). Completed Workshop Courses and Seminars in Leadership Skills, Career Planning, Customer Care, Healthcare Information, Time Management, Project Management, Priority Management, Executive Presentation Skills, Business Writing, & PC Skills. At least 28 VIP commendations while at PacifiCare. Honorable Mention in Billboard Magazine Songwriting Showcase.

Community Involvement

Former board member of Youth Connections Coalition. Former member of Downtown Helena Incorporated. Piano and vocal instruction of youth at Capital Fret music store in Helena. Have coordinated and volunteered community involvement with Helena Food Share, God’s Love Homeless Shelter, YWCA, Downtown Helena, Youth Connections, Helena School District, and more. Involvement with AmeriCORPS to plan and produce Martin Luther King, Jr. youth music showcase. Organized and implemented free community concert in the park.

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