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Mike Parkinson has spearheaded multi-billion dollar projects and created thousands of graphics resulting in billions of dollars in increased revenue for his clients. He is a multi-published author and is often requested to speak at national conferences, large and small companies, and graphic industry events. Mike started his formal design training at the Baltimore School for the Arts. After four years of fine arts education, he attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Digital Arts Program. Upon graduation, he was hired as a graphic designer at a medical training company, where he was promoted to art director. Using his knowledge and understanding of visual communication, Mike has supported trial attorneys and created ad campaigns, tutorials, corporate briefings, Web portals, medical training software, and more. In 1999, he was invited to become part owner of 24 Hour Company (www.24hrco.com), a graphic design firm specializing in government proposals and presentations. Mike leveraged his design experience to help his partners transform the company into the industry leader and expand into website and marketing design and graphics training. With over 20 years of experience, Mike shares the secrets of effective graphics with other professionals to help them realize their goals and dreams by increasing their success rates through better visual communication. In 2006, he founded Billion Dollar Graphics (www.BillionDollarGraphics.com) to offer articles, books, tools, and resources that provide secrets, tips, tricks, strategies, and best practices to non-designers and designers alike. In 2009, Mike launched BizGraphics On Demand (www.BizGraphicsOnDemand.com), and in 2012, BizGraphics became Get My Graphic. Get My Graphic (www.GetMyGraphic.com) is a growing library of low-cost, high-quality business and information graphics editable in PowerPoint 2007 or higher. His goal is to empower everyone to use clear, compelling graphics to reach new heights of success.