Interest

Graphic Design, Art, Photography, Acting, Theater, Film/Television, Health, Fitness, Pop Culture, Music

Summary

Marcus Holder is a Photographer, Actor and Graphic Design student at Collins College in Phoenix, Arizona. He has 4 years of experience with Adobe Photoshop CS2-CS5 and 5 years of training as an actor. He also has his own photography and graphic design business in Glendale, AZ. Marcus' goals are to turn his passions for acting and digital design into life-long, fulfilling careers. Marcus has been studying acting for a little over 5 years, most of it being theatrical. In the spring of 2008, he received an AriZoni Award nomination for his role as Gary Fulcher in the TheaterWorks/YouthWorks production of Bridge to Terabithia. He later went on to play more advanced roles such as Max Steuer in "The Triangle Factory Fire Project", Leander in "Scapin", and Mr. Bratt in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying". In the summer of 2011, Marcus attended a talent showcase in Orlando, Florida where he was a top 10 finalist for Overall Best Male Actor. As of now, he is currently represented by the Ford/Robert Black Agency in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a Graphic Artist, Marcus was immensely involved in his high school all four years. Aside from creating promotional flyers/posters for the school plays, sporting events, clubs on campus, the televised announcements, and other miscellaneous events, he was the first student to have been asked to design the cover of the school passbook for 2 years in a row. More recently, he designed promo-flyers for "Fall Into Art", a benefit art show that took place in Laguna Beach, California. Other credits include flyer designs for his photography business, the second place design for a state-wide t-shirt contest for West Mec in Arizona, and more. As of now, Marcus is in the process of receiving a BFA in Graphic Design at Collins College. He is expected to graduate in the fall of 2014.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

Owner/Photographer/Graphic Designer

Marcus Holder Photography & Design

Photography:

  • Headshots
  • Senior Portraits
  • Events
  • Composite Cards

Graphic Design:

  • Logos
  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Business Cards
  • Banners
  • Billboards
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012

Graphic Designer

Collins College

I work under a Federal Work Study as a Graphic Designer through Collins College. I design everything from logos, banners, posters, flyers, brochures, etc. for different non-profit organizations around the state of Arizona.

Aug 2009 - Apr 2012

Fry Cook

Sardella's Pizza and Wings

Leadership: Trained up to 8 employees as efficient Fry Cooks.

Help customers: Take orders on the telephone and at the cash register whenever requested of me. Provide friendly, resourceful customer service.

Wash dishes: Clean and sanitize hundreds of dishes and utensils by hand for a restaurant that serves nearly over 300 customers a day.

Cleaning: Provide any other assorted cleaning duties asked of me including boiling out and filtering a fryer, sweeping and mopping the vicinity of the fry station, and hand washing/disinfecting grease filters and fry hoods.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Graphic Design

Banners Logos Flyers Posters Billboards Business Cards Brochures And much more! AWARDS/HONORS:   Second place design for West Mec T-shirt (2009)   First place logo for District Art Festival (2008)   Featured in Artistik: The International Magazine of Art & Design - Spring 2011

Digital Photography

Specialize in taking headshots, senior portraits, events, generating composite cards, and any other miscellaneous shoots.   Individualized on-location shooting. Senior portraits unique to his or her talent, skill, and personality.   Experience with action-shooting and stills.  

Acting

5 years of experience in theater. Credits include (but no limited to) Gary Fulcher in Bridge to Terabithia, Max Steuer in The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Constable Warren in Our Town, Leander in Scapin, Ben Weatherstaff in The Secret Garden, and Mr. Bratt in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.   Credits in film/television:   FILM Actor? A Documentary - Voice Over - DB Rich Productions "All That Is Red" (Book Trailer) - Boy in Poppy Field - Circle of Seven Productions COMMERCIALS Hyundai "Stretching the Dollar" - Team Nissan - Arrowhead Advertising     AWARDS/HONORS:   Top 10 Finalist for Overall Best Actor at AMTC (Actors, Models, Talent for Christ) competition National Youth Theater Award for Best Ensemble for Funny At Birth by Jim Gradillas 2008 AriZoni Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Children's Play   TRAINING:   Audition and Book It! - Helen McCready  |   Scottsdale, AZ   The Wow Factor - Joy Pervis  |   AMTC, Orlando, FL   TV Commercial Acting - Barry Shapiro  |  AMTC, Orlando, FL   Film Acting & Understanding the Business of Show Business - Christian Kaplan   |   AMTC, Orlando, FL   Working Your Local Market & More - April Baker   |   AMTC, Orlando, FL   Runway & Photo Posing -   Kim Turner   |   AMTC, Orlando, FL   Acting Basics & Technique -   JoAnn Smolen   |   AMTC, Orlando, FL   Monologue Study & Performance - Scott Lairson  |  AMTC, Orlando FL   Theater I,II,III - Lyman Akers  |   Ironwood High School   Stage Combat - Mike Billar   |   Ironwood High School