Hello! A Little Bit About Me

I am a versatile Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist experienced in Information Technology, Publishing, Social Media, Marketing Communications, Brand & Product Development, and Web/WordPress Site Development. Oh, and as you will see, I love to take pictures. (Every photograph included on this site has been taken by me.)

My Skills
Graphic Design
Marketing Communications
Information Technology
Photography
Web/Wordpress Site Development
Social Media
Effort & Attention to Detail

My Experience

Senior Graphic Designer

April 2015 - Present

Full-scale graphic designer and web (Wordpress) developer for online educational technology company providing critical skills to learners of all ages. Responsible for the design and development of creative collateral and web sites for partners initiatives and corporate branding projects.

Senior Marketing & Design Strategist

February 2014 to January 2015

Creative design and marketing/communications implementations including graphic/web design, strategic planning, and online technology upgrades for small and mid-sized businesses. Work with principals and colleagues on projects including collateral development, logo/branding, and promotional outreach including web sites, social media, and email campaigns.

Information & Technology Consultant

March 2009 to February 2014

Operated independent technology, marketing, and creative design consultancy located in Eastport, Maryland. Key clients included the Maryland Chapter of the AIA, Annapolis School of Seamanship, Annapolis Maritime Museum, and the MainStreets Annapolis Partnership.

Marketing/Technology Consultant and Creative Director

March 2012 to December 2013

Full-time contractor responsible for the creative design and production of destination publications for Annapolis multimedia firm. Lead technical/design advisor to Principal and investors on technology, marketing, branding and subscriber development strategy for other marketing initiatives that included a daily deals distribution platform and a business directory web site. Consulted on strategy and business process implementation for mixed-platform local area network, shared file storage, and cloud-based technologies including Google Apps, an online help desk, and multiple web services.

Director of Marketing & Communications

December 2010 to December 2011

Designed and executed comprehensive branding and marketing communications plan for newly created Annapolis Economic Development Corporation, including strategic brand and collateral development and collaboration with partners to implement the mission of retaining, expanding, and attracting business to Annapolis, Maryland.

Information Technology Manager and Marketing Specialist

November 2002 to March 2009

Managed and maintained Windows computer network and infrastructure for professional award-winning architecture services firm and interior design firm in Annapolis, Maryland. Designed and developed corporate marketing materials, presentations, and commercial project portfolio used in successful contract solicitations for notable multi-million dollar projects such as the GSA Federal Office Building #8, American Urological Association Headquarters, and the Sallie Mae Headquarters Buildings.

Technology and Marketing Director

July 2000 to February 2009

Successfully ran multi-year project co-inventing and developing situational awareness application to be used by First Responders, building occupants, and owners during an emergency.

Senior Graphic Artist

February 2000 to June 2000

Senior team member for an award-winning creative services and marketing firm in Annapolis, Maryland

Digital Graphic Artist

June 1998 to February 2000

Production artist for leading real estate industry publishing firm located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

My Education

June 1998 to May 1999

Anne Arundel Community College

Associates of Arts Degree - Technology & Graphic Design

June 1998 to May 1999

Anne Arundel Community College

Certificate in Graphic Design

September 1986 to June 1990

George Mason University

Business Major

My Creative Works

Testimonials

"Mike defines himself by his can-do attitude. He applies his technical knowledge adeptly to the problems of the day and uses his foresight to anticipate the oncoming issues of the future... "

Ralph Crozier, President / StrategyPlus.net

"Mike volunteered his time and expertise to serve on the transition "Idea Team" for my incoming Annapolis city administration. He served on the Government Structure team and dived right in to focus on IT issues throughout city government. Mike's expertise was invaluable, but so were his personable nature and people skills. A transition between mayoral administrations can be a somewhat anxious time for city employees, particularly when a group of outside citizens comes in to review how things are done and recommend changes. Mike handled his duties with professionalism and sensitivity, and I received only positive feedback from city employees about their interactions with Mike. Mike was a real asset to my transition team and I highly recommend him."

Josh Cohen, Mayor / City of Annapolis

"Mike is an outstanding IT expert; I had the pleasure of working with him from 2000 to 2009. He provides his clients with strong organizational skills and he manages multiple tasks on schedule driven projects. Mike is master at solving technical issues that look to be insolvable. I would highly recommend Mike to any of my clients."

Frank Kaye, AIA, Architect / Boggs & Partners, Former Principal

"I am privileged to commend the IT work of Michael Pachler, but even more importantly I applaud his incredible leadership within the community organization known as the Maritime Republic of Eastport. Due to Mike's tireless efforts on behalf of our community thousands of dollars have been raised to assist numerous nonprofit agencies."

Sam Shropshire, Former Alderman / Former MRE Citizen

Contact Me

Address: 506 President Street, Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone: 410-916-6400

Email: mike@pachler.us

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Address: 506 President Street, Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone: 410-916-6400