Welcome to the home page of Michael Purgar - provider of Web Design, Graphic Design, Content Management, Social Media, E-Mail Marketing and general purpose geekery.


Hi! My name is Mike. Since 2000 i've been working in various aspects of graphic and web design, and have gotten my hands on just about every related discipline you might associate with those jobs. I've run content management systems for publications while upgrading the site templates, created sites from scratch starting with basic designs through launch, helped build, maintain and grow e-mail campaigns and social media campaigns and even been involved in various parts of the print process for magazine and news publications. More recently i've provided the voice-overs for some corporate videos as well. At some point I most likely had some experience in the type of job you need done, and now i'm looking for my next challenge.

Outside of work I like to build things or stay active in the local roller derby scene. Click through the links to get a better idea of how I spend my free time, if you're interested.

Would you like to know more? Look below or drop me a line, i'd love to hear from you!



Work Experience

Web Design Consultant, Cablevision

November 2015 - Present

Cablevision brought me on to help with transitioning their intranet to a new content management system and to perform daily updates in support of both the old site and the new one. I got to work with many departments within the company aiding them in the transition and planning out features for the new intranet.

Web Design Specialist, Canon Inc.

August 2015 - October 2015

I joined Canon as a consultant to aid in the launch of their new website and transition content to their new CMS, in addition to troubleshooting and various back-end tasks in preparation of the new site. In between those duties I also was engaged to support new product launches across various platforms.

Marketing/Graphic Designer, Xavier University School of Medicine

April 2015 - August 2015

I was hired at Xavier primarily to help redesign and elevate their brand, especially as it pertained to new and
prospective students. This involved redesigns of advertising and print collateral, in addition to social and email

Production Manager, Anton Media Group

November 2014 - March 2015

Due to my experience in publishing, I was brought in to help streamline the production process. As a result I expanded the pagnation process into distributed maps to be used as a sales tool and created a new internal position for Traffic Manager to assist in daily efficiency.

Director of New Media, Long Island Pulse Magazine

June 2010 - October 2014

While originally hired to update the magazine website and aid in producing files for the print edition, the position quickly grew to involve full content management, website administration, social media and email campaign

Web / Graphic Designer, Long Island Radio Group

June 2008 - June 2010

I was brought on to help in the creation of a new property, a savings website called This was a large scale project that had to be built from the ground up.

Web / Graphic Designer and Production Artist, Creative Image Advertising & Design

October 2004 - June 2008

Starting as a contractor and moving to full-time staff, Creative Image was a full-service agency where I was
engaged in all levels of both design and production for a variety of clients.

Key Skills

  • CMS experience including ExpressionEngine, Kentico, Vortal, and WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML, Javascript, CSS
  • SEO Experience
  • E-mail campaigns via Constant Contact
  • Social media campaigns via Hootsuite
  • Web ad campaigns via Google Doubleclick
  • Web traffic analytics through Google Analytics


LIU/C.W. Post Campus - Brookville, N.Y.

Graduated May 1995

B.F.A. in Applied Arts (Graphic Design)

Hendriks Institute - Stony Brook, N.Y.

Certification Program in Graphic Design and Web Design
Javascript programming Classes
Flash Actionscripting Course


Contact Information

116 S. Evergreen Dr., Selden, N.Y. 11784

Get in touch!

I'm happy to make myself available to discuss how I can help you and your business.

Download my resume in PDF format