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Anthony Cece - photo by Rob Hess

cSquaredDesign is the online identity for designer, developer, and marketing professional Anthony Cece.

Anthony Cece started working professionally as a designer in 1997. Since that time, Anthony has continually honed his marketing knowledge, design skills, and technical savvy through work on a broad spectrum of projects—from the production of printed collaterals to web application development.

Anthony has delivered unique and creative solutions for a large list of clients, both local and remote. Based in Ann Arbor for over a decade, Anthony has also worked extensively with a wide array of colleges, departments, and units across the University of Michigan. Currently, Anthony is a creative/integrated marketing specialist working for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).

Anthony is himself an honors graduate of the University of Michigan, with degrees from both the School of Art and Design (BFA), and the College of LSA (BA -English). Anthony has traveled extensively, circumnavigated the globe (predominantly over land and sea), visited both hemispheres, and has resided in Italy, Japan, and the United States.

When not working, Anthony enjoys a number of athletic pursuits from SCUBA diving to triathlon. Anthony particularly enjoys ultra endurance events and has not only completed the Tough Mudder (Tampa), numerous marathons, half marathons, 10ks, and fun runs,  he is also a two-time qualifier for the Boston Marathon, five-time finisher of the Ironman Triathlon, a two-time competitor in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, and in 2007, had the honor of taking on the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii (read about that experience here).

As an avid sports technology fan, Anthony also devotes a good amount of his free time as a beta tester and forum moderator for Garmin Connect (and previously Motionbased.com).

Not just a pretty face...

ANTHONY HAS SKILLS. Maybe not the kind that make him a master of the nunchuck. Occasionally, he’ll throw rock when he should throw scissors. His bellyflops seldom see 10s. But he’s VERY strong in OTHER. And other goes to work. Nights. Weekends. Other eats at his desk. Other is the relentless champion of your project. Other doesn’t rest until THE JOB IS DONE. WELL.
See what else other is below.



  • Nunchuck 16% 16%
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors 65% 65%
  • Belly Flop 33% 33%
  • Other 96% 96%


  • cascading style sheets
  • conceptualization
  • type treatment
  • print production technologies, techniques, and practices
  • multimedia and web design
  • web server administration
  • content management systems
  • digital imaging and audio/video recording hardware
  • jQuery, MooTools
  • ASP/PHP server-side scripting
  • web application development
  • search engine optimization
  • WordPress customization
  • IA/UX Design
  • JavaScript, VBScript
  • Structured Query Language
  • Access, MS SQL, and MySQL database administration
  • copy writing/editing
  • public speaking
  • public relations
  • marketing communications
  • language instruction
  • Japanese language
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Windows and Mac operating systems

Wicked smart. Or at least studious.



1996 Bachelor of Arts
— English Language and Literature
1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts
— Art and Design
— Graduated Cum Laude


Association of International Education; Kyoto, Japan
1998 Certificate
— Japanese Language Proficiency, Level 3

PADI Advanced Open Water ; Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand
1999 Certificate
— Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

PADI Open Water ; Lombak, Indonesia
1998 Certificate
— Open Water Diver Certification