About Grant

Grant Corley is a designer and web developer in Baltimore, MD.

When Grant is not designing or 'developing' stuff, he is usually either drinking a cup of coffee (see diagram), volunteering for something or other, or washing his dishes. When you do not own a dishwasher, washing your dishes is how you spend pretty much all of your free time.

Work History

Multimedia Developer

Mosaic Learning, Columbia MD

April 2014 to present

Design, animate, and write code for interactive e-learning modules that teach technical concepts to trades workers.

Freelance Designer


January 2010 to December 2014

Working in web and print design.

Senior Designer

AOL Advertising, Baltimore

December 2006 to December 2009

Concepted, designed, and programmed interactive Flash ads for AOL's online banner ad-serving network. Served as assistant creative director. Worked with the creative department's copywriters and other designers, as well as salespeople and clients, to develop effective ads. Ran regular critique sessions and designer forums. Worked on occasional special presentations and events.

Creative Director

Pulse Entertainment, San Francisco

October 2005 to November 2006

Responsibilities included the creation of downloadable visual content for mobile phones, including animation and illustrations. Also: UI and web design, graphic design and marketing collateral, and Flash animation. Also some scripting and recording of character voices.

Graphic Designer

SEIU United Healthcare Workers, Oakland CA

March 2003 to October 2005

Responsible for design and production of all literature, promotional material and signage for 130,000-member healthcare workers union. Projects included magazine design and illustration, website design, production of direct mail for political campaigns, newspaper advertisements, and creation of collateral for organizing campaigns.

Assistant Production Director/Graphic Designer

San Francisco Examiner

February 2001 to March 2003

Designed ads and marketing materials for daily newspaper and oversaw the workflow of the ad department's evening shift to ensure press deadlines were met.

Freelance Animator/Designer

San Francisco

2000 to 2006

Created work for organizations including Bristol Publishing, Carnegie Hall, the Catholic Diocese of Oakland, Shockwave.com, and Wells Fargo Bank.


Spunky Productions, San Francisco

January to July 2000

Animated internet Flash cartoons. Responsibilities also included directing, storyboarding, writing and character design.

Junior Designer

Creative Resolutions Design & Typsetting, Oakland CA


Wow. Asked the senior designer A LOT of questions. Sometimes designed some stuff, too. Clients included Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Irwin Home Equity and the Port of Oakland.

Junior Designer

Blue Design, San Francisco


Had a fabulous view of North Beach.

Radio Announcer

K92-FM, Roanoke VA

1995 to 1996

Slung the hots hits on the 100,000-watt flamethrower! Knocked down ten in a row every hour, non-stop! Played a lot of Hootie and the Blowfish! Drove a truck around town that looked like a giant fake FM radio! Ah, those were the days...

About Grant

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Academy of Art University, San Francisco


Completed a second degree in fine art/illustration

Bachelor of Arts

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA


Liberal Arts degree included concentrations in studio art, English, Spanish, and biology. Member, Phi Beta Kappa honors society. I am told this is rather important.