Hello!

Artisticdork is my name
and design is my game!

Work

The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture.

Portfolio

Services

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends!

Illustration

When photography just won't cut it or when you simply don't want it, illustration is a great, dare I say superior alternative. Often times illustration says more easier than a photo can.

Print

Are you looking for beautiful invitations, unique promotions, an elegant letterhead or just some awesome art? I think about the paper, ink and trim size so you don't have to!

Identity

Whether you just need a business card for you, a new logo for your business or a reshaping of your existing brand, I'll help you shape the look and feel of your !

Interactive

I want to build a beautiful interactive experience for you and your business, blog, or product. I specialize in working with start-ups, non-profits and small mom-and-pop businesses.

"Content precedes design. Design in the absence of
content is not design, it’s decoration." — Jeffrey Zeldman

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About

I'm an avid doodler, coffee & beer snob in-training, uncoordinated sports enthusiast, bad reality tv junkie and social media enthusiast!

Who's the Dork?

Hello! I'm a Designer & illustrator. I am an ENFJ. A graduate from The University of the Arts, a coffee & craft beer aficionado. I can usually be found drinking a good brew (coffee, tea or a microbrew), perusing design blogs or looking for uniquely designed ampersands.

I like clean lines, subtle texture with a little bit of whimsy. I think about paper, screen sizes, readability, UX and how I can break the grid without breaking the grid!

Made with in Philly

Experience

True Voice Media

2013-Present

Lead Designer

I create shareable, "pinable", and "tweetable" graphics. Everything from title graphics for blog posts to branded social media profiles.

Freelance

2008-Present

Designer & Illustrator

I've worked with big businesses, small non-profits, mom & pop shops creating everything including logos, websites, illustrations and everything in between!

M22 Marketing

2011-2013

Freelance Art Director

I partnered with a South Jersey marketing agency to come aboard and completely take control of the creative department where I created everything from their brand identity to their clients advertising campaigns.

Imaging Lab @ uArts

2007-2009

Print Production Assistant

Queued Print jobs, shadowed master printers and educated clients on simple file preparation and prepress methods as well as educate them on different printing methods and paper types. I also organized client print jobs & light office clerical work.

Skills

Photoshop

Illustrator

Indesign

HTML/CSS

Ideation/Art Direction

Zombie Defenestration

Contact

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the
story, not just to sum everything up.”
— Tate Linden

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email

message

mike@ artisticdork.com

(609) 929.7149

434 Risley Rd.
Brigantine, NJ 08203