ABOUT MICHAEL GRANT
An honours graduate of Yale University, Michael Grant also holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduate studies, he was Supervising Art Director at a Philadelphia advertising agency, then Creative Director/Vice President at two agencies in Princeton, New Jersey. Previously, he interned at Dow Jones and ABC News, and was a designer at The Wall Street Journal.
Before leaving Jamaica to study and work in the USA, he worked in the production department of the Daily Gleaner in Kingston and then was a junior executive at two Kingston advertising agencies.
Over more than 15 years’ experience as a creative professional, Mr. Grant’s work as a designer has been featured in several design annuals and periodicals. He has won numerous design and advertising awards, including the New York Festivals World Medal and the Addy Award, as well as creative prizes from the Art Directors Clubs of New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. He has also designed and/or produced the books 150 Ways to Tell if you’re Ghetto (Bantam, Doubleday, Dell) the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dell Books) and What’s Your Hi-FiQ? (Simon & Schuster).
He led the team that designed and produced Jamaica’s bid package for hosting the ICC 2007 Cricket World Cup, for which he also wrote/compiled/designed The Official Visitor’s Guide to the West Indies, the companion booklet for cricket fans travelling to the Caribbean for the event. Mr. Grant is also the author of the Jamaican epic novel Daylight Come, Changemakers: 101 Men in Jamaica and Changemakers: 101 Women in Jamaica, featuring portraits of notable Jamaican men (by photographer Peter Ferguson); The Power & The Glory: The Story of Jamaicans in World Athletics, from the Second World War to the Diamond League Era and Champs 100, both with Hubert Lawrence.
In addition to his work in advertising, design, publishing, marketing, and media consulting, Mr. Grant is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Communications (Advertising and Visual Communication) at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
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