Marshall Childs is a Maryland artist with a portfolio that includes paintings, graphic design and photography. Marshall graduated from Salisbury University as a cum laude Bachelor of Fine Arts major with a graphic design track. Most recently, Marshall has written and illustrated the children’s book “Fizzy Fred’s Arena”. He has also illustrated the children’s book “What My Daddy Told Me”. Both books are available on Amazon.com. Currently, Marshall works full-time as a computer graphics specialist at WSP in Baltimore, MD.
At WSP his work ranges from creating graphics for proposals and presentations to designing necessary print materials for clients. He played an important role in the Baltimore Link signage project by creating an automated process to design new bus signs and temporary bags. Marshall has created multiple print deliverables for clients such as Baltimore City, MDOT MTA, MDOT SHA, and MDTA. For those clients he has created multiple reference guides, posters, brochures, display boards and interactive games. With his experience with photography and videography, Marshall has elevated his own graphics and provided relevant depictions of the clients’ vision.
To Marshall, the essence of graphic design is to create a visual solution. He collaborates with clients to create the best products for them. Additionally, Marshall uses the software and skills from graphic design to construct compositions for his paintings. He also uses them to enhance his digital photography.
Marshall has worked at ten companies, including his freelance design business, to develop his professional graphic design work. Marshall’s artwork has been showcased in multiple art shows in Maryland. He was awarded the highest photography award at Salisbury University, while making the Dean’s List multiple years. He also had an image published in a Photographer’s Forum book when he was a finalist in the 34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest, co-sponsored by Nikon.
Check out an introduction to Fizzy Fred's Arena, the latest book written and illustrated by Marshall Childs
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