MFA, Colorado State University
MA, Lindenwood University
BFA, Missouri State University
AA, Ozark Technical College
After receiving an associate degree from Ozark Technical College, Eli Marco Hall received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Missouri State University in 1995, where the design staff consisted of a "crazy Russian illustrator, a typographer from Poland, a poster designer from Poland and a hard-nosed Czechoslovakian." This unique undergraduate experience set the stage for an amazing episode of his life. Hall went on to earn a Master of Arts from Lindenwood University, and recently received his second master's degree in graphic design at Colorado State University because of his belief in an absolute need for quality design.
Hall believes that to be a contemporary graphic designer, one must constantly be engaged in absorbing information - information that cannot be limited by borders, language or religion. Some of his most powerful influences have been watching the 9/11 attacks while enlisted in the USMC, the Great Recession, the Housing Crash and most importantly, the birth of his two children, Andrew Michael and Zoe Gabriella. Design is Hall's lifestyle and he wants all those who take his classes to understand this commitment.
He states, "I am merely a vehicle of knowledge, obtained through life experiences and passed on to the student. It would be foolish not to pursue goals with vigor, the key is to adapt and be flexible while never quitting your personal quest. As far as what the future holds for me I will have to refer to a piece of advice that my father once told me, 'If you want to make God laugh, make plans.' It would be foolish not to pursue goals with vigor, the key is to be able to adapt and be flexible while never quitting your personal quest."