The artist, enjoying a normal sized meal.
Photo: Justin LaFontaine
Mikey’s work is graphic and textural; it harkens back to simpler printing methods and the innocent doodles and dabbles of grade school. Don’t be fooled; there’s nothing amateur about it. Mikey’s skill is in designing captivating creations that look effortless. Whether brainstorming concepts for clients, sorting out words for letterpress, or just doodling breakfast foods, the thoughtfulness and wit in Mikey’s work sets it apart.
Mikey has worked with many clients, including The New York Times, Apple, Meta, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other impressive companies that make him seem accomplished. I assure you, he’s still figuring it out. He also works two days a week for the Emmy award-winning TV show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” He grew up in Northeast Ohio and graduated with a master’s in Visual Communications from Kent State University. When he’s not creating he’s usually on a walk with his wife, Anna, and their dog Peggy. Also, he has a tuxedo cat named Louie.
Represented by Scott Hull Associates
J. Kenji López-Alt
Last Week Tonight
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Out Of Print
O, The Oprah Magazine
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal
AwardsEmmy Award and Peabody Award for work on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Selected as an Art Directors Club ADC Young Gun and a Print Magazine 20 Under 30 New Visual Artist . Also received numerous awards from AIGA, Communication Arts Magazine, Graphis, Print Magazine, HOW Magazine, CMYK Magazine, STEP Inside Design Magazine, IdN Magazine, and was nominated for a Webby Award. He’s been published by LogoLounge, gestalten, Counter-Print, Rockport, The Great Discontent, and more. Also, he was awarded a mid-life achievement award from his alma mater, Kent State University.
Lectures & Lectured and taught at more than 50 events, including HOW Design Live, The Apple Store, AIGA, Creative Works Conference, American Greetings, Paperless Post, Circles Conference, as well as numerous colleges, universities, and institutions.
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