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Earl Speaking into Microphone


I am originally from Kalamazoo Michigan where I attended Lincoln Elementary (Now called Lincoln International Studies School), South Junior High School (Now called Maple Street Magnet School) and graduated from Loy Norrix High School. I attended Western Michigan where I dropped out in my junior year and then joined the United States Navy.

Earl Jackson Kid Photo

My design career began shortly after graduating from high school when I took several evening art classes at the Gilmore Art Center (Now called the, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts). There I learned how to draw from life using pencils, charcoals and paper. I also worked part-time at Gilmore’s Department Store as an In-Store Sign Maker where I learned to create and print display signs used in the promotion of store merchandise.

As an undergraduate student in San Diego State University’s Art Department I developed an interest in oil and acrylic painting. This lead me to taking an illustration class where he learned to use markers and airbrush to create graphic illustrations. I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design.

I’m currently taking classes at the San Diego Continuing Education Department where I have completed both an Interactive Multimedia Certificate Program and a Front-End Web Developer Certificate Program. I’ve also taken other classes in Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, HTML 5, CSS3, E-Commerce Websites, SEO Optimization and JavaScript.

To view a complete set of my artwork, please visit my online Flickr Portfolio site:

Military Service

I joined the United States Navy between the years of 1982 to 1986. I was stationed on the Aircraft carrier, USS Constellation CV64 (The Connie).

Earl's Navy Photo

I served on the Connie in the Supply Department as a Ship's Serviceman. I ran one of the ship's 2 General Stores. I deployed on 1 WestPac and completed my service with an Honorable Discharge.

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