Marvontay Donovan


The Informalities

I am not a statistic

Thesis Statement

The Informalities

Being a young African-American male in today’s society is rough sometimes. Some days, you feel like you’re on top of the world, others, you feel like scum on the bottom of a shoe. No matter how you look at it, there’s one thing we can all agree on; that African-Americans are more prone to being racial profiled than any other race in the world.

Using storytelling, I created a comic book that gives people a glimpse of what it’s like being the target of a profiling in today’s modern society. My goal is to create a compelling story that gets people to begin a discussion on how we can empathize and understand why such unfair treatment occurs; Also, to investigate why some law enforcement put such negative stigmas and connotations towards African-Americans.


Great Plains Museum
Graphic Designer Intern

Responsible for creating and updating visual content for social media, public events, and other company collateral. Use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create original designs, layouts, and mechanicals. Produce materials within set deadlines and work alongside supervisors, co-workers, and managers.


William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community
Graphic Designer

I am responsible for designing flyers and posters for upcoming/future events, working closely with faculty and department professionals. I contribute to the organization’s vision by working with enthusiasm & thoughtfulness. Working closely with W.H.T staff and supervisors.


Freelance Designer

As a freelance designer my duty is to ensure clients are heard and needs are met through quality design solutions. I achieve this by showcasing my innate creativity, displaying self-motivation, having specialized software expertise, and good communication skills. Tasks also include meeting one-on-one with the client, content review, and delivering a final product by a planned out deadline.


2019 — HL Creative Grant Recipient-
2019 — a2ru Scholars Award Grant-
2013 — Susan Buffet Scholarship Recipient-


The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) — Lawrence, Kansas-
AIGA Me, Myself, and Design — Omaha, Nebraska-
AIGA: The Show (volunteer) — Omaha, Nebraska-