Erik Missael
Martinez Rodriguez
Erik Martinez Rodriguez is a graphic designer based in Ruston, LA. He is currently a graphic designer at a small local production shop and does freelance work on the side.
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He is a recent graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Masters in Business Administration. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Graphic Design and Marketing from Louisiana Tech University.
His goal is to create visually compelling design that is functional, fun, and creates a connection with people. 
EDUCATION
2020-2021  Masters of Business Administration, Marketing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
2015-2020   Bachelors of Science, Marketing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
2015-2020   Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
HONORS/AWARDS
2021   Lincoln Life Magazine Fall 2021 Cover, Ruston, LA
2021   Louisiana Peach Festival Poster Contest Winner, Ruston, LA
2021   Bronze Addy, "Our Unofficial Player of the Week" - Social Media Execution, American Advertising                Federation of Shreveport-Bossier, Shreveport, LA
            Silver Addy, "ZERO Energy" - Online/Interactive Website 
            Silver Addy, "ZERO Energy" - Cross Platform
            Gold Addy, "Tile Smart Security Systems" - Cross Platform
2020   Creative Quarterly Magazine Q61. Runner Up (Graphic Design-Student) -  "La Catrina Brewing Co."
2020  Bronze Addy, "Owl Center Salsa", American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier
2019   Bonus Bulldog Finalist, City of Ruston Cultural District, Ruston, LA
2019   Silver Addy, "La Catrina Brewing Co." - Packaging, American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier, Shreveport, LA
            Silver Addy, "Drag Race Fantasy League" - Online/Interactive
            Silver Addy, "La Catrina Brewing Co." - Illustration
            Gold Addy, "Oscuro" - Video Game Animation/Special Effects
2019   3rd Place, Adult Painting "That Feeling When Your Foot Falls Asleep", Louisiana Peach Festival Art Exhibit, Ruston, LA
2019   Armature Scholarship, Foundation for Louisiana
2018  Bronze Addy "LOSNA Vinyl" , American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier, Shreveport, LA
2018   Jim Leslie Memorial Scholarship, AAFSB, Shreveport, LA
2018   Honorable Mention, Adult Painting "Sticks and Stones", Louisiana Peach Festival Art Exhibit, Ruston, LA
2016   2nd Place, Adult Drawing "A Little Cow in the Water", Louisiana Peach Festival Art Exhibit, Ruston, LA
2016   Louisiana Tech University School of Design Neel and Neel Endowed Scholarship Recipient, Ruston, LA
EXHIBITIONS
2019  NCLAC #50 for $50 Exhibition, Ruston Artisans, Ruston, LA
2019   Herons on the Bayou, "Tropical Fish" Installation, West Monroe, LA
2019   Louisiana Tech's School of Design Student Show, LA
2019  Louisiana Peach Festival Art Exhibit, Ruston, LA
2018   Louisiana Peach Festival Art Exhibit, Ruston, LA
2017   Louisiana Peach Festival Art Exhibit, Ruston, LA
2016   A Sense of Place: Contemporary Images of Lincoln Parish Exhibition, Bank of Ruston, Ruston, LA
2015   Louisiana Tech's School of Design Student Show, Ruston, LA
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