- Visual Communications Major
- Former Professor
- Self-proclaimed outdoor freak
Eric was born and raised on fish and biscuits somewhere around here called Easley, South Carolina. We're not sure where it is, either. But from there, his story gets interesting...
One day he just up and left for the Atlanta College of Art where he majored in Visual Communications. He then bounced around the area for a while until the entrepreneurial bug bit him and he co-founded Fuel (based in Greenville) where he was also a Creative Director. Sure, the guy has won national and international awards for his design and has even been published in a few prominent rags, but do you really want to hear about that? Didn't think so.
The academic in Eric is alive and well. In 2005, he left Brains on Fire to take on the position of head guru of design at Anderson University where he raised the bar for their graphic design curriculum. And then he came back (they always come back). But he also can't stay away from school. In 2006 he was awarded an Artistic Honors Fellowship for Graduate study from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Eric has created compelling graphic identities for a range of clients, including BMW, Coca-Cola, Dunlop Golf, Perception Kayaks, Craftsman, DeFeet International and the Turner Broadcasting System, to name a small handful. And when he's not here, he's spending time with the fam, which is composed of the lovely Mrs. Whitlock and sons.
Eric is also the man who is our Director of Creative Resources. And that’s just a fancy-pants name for being the guy who sources talented folks outside of our doors on a as-needed basis. But don’t worry, he’s not as mean as he looks (mostly).