Old Art Building
1505 North Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 747-7115
Fax: (479) 964-0839
A native of Southwest Louisiana, Michael Stoker grew up spending lazy summers laying out pages for local newspapers. As his skill set developed, he became interested in the underlying process and structures used to take information from start to print. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and this curiosity steered him to a Bachelors Degree in Art with a Concentration in Architecture.
After graduating, Stoker worked in the dotCom trenches, billing his life out by the quarter hour for ISP's that were being gobbled up by growing telecoms. He acquired diverse information design experience by working with ad agencies, political campaigns, hospitals, small businesses, local and state government.
Hurricanes blew him to the River Valley in 2005 and he was taken in by Arkansas Tech University where he now serves as their Director of Web Operations and Strategies. "You have to know your resources and use them well when you work at a University," says Stoker. "The environment requires you to be creative and use everything you have on hand to construct a distinctive product." Under his guidance, Tech has recently deployed an updated global template and migrated 140+ websites into a new Content Management System.
Stoker lives in Downtown Russellville and enjoys camping with his wife and children at their place in Booger Hollow.