Mik Vance

  • Creative Director
  • Boston, MA

Born illustrator, trained designer. Since 1999, I make websites useable, useful & beautiful.

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I'm a Brooklyn-raised designer who somehow ended up in Boston. I enjoy making interactive experiences easier and more human. I am the sole evangelist for post-cyberpunk science fiction.

Experience

Art Director at Jobcase, Inc

10/2015 – 05/2016 Boston, MA

Working alongside the Creative Director, UX Designer and Product Managers, I helped establish web standards and developed designed to increase member acquisition.

Creative Director at Hunt & Gather / Accorin

2010 – 2015 Boston, MA

Created company branding and lead design for clients such as ESPN, Nickelodeon, Old Spice, MTV and Beyonce.

Visual Designer at Huge Inc

2008 – 2009 Brooklyn, NY

Contributed original designs for American University, Cellular South, ONE, Warner Music Group and Register.com.

UI Designer at ScanBuy

2005 – 2006 New York, NY

Worked with mobile app developers to create the desktop user interface for a shopping application.

Design Lead at Tuesday Interactive

2000 – 2001 New York, NY

Lead all design at this corporate education company in New York who served large clients like Verizon.

Founder & Operator at Biotech Designs

1999 – 2008 Brooklyn, NY

I started a small design boutique that created websites for small businesses, filmmakers, artists and entrepreneurs.

Graphic Designer at Amandla Screen Printing

1995 – 2000 Bronx, NY

Through high school, I worked as the sole designer in a family-owned graphic design business.

Clients

American University, Cellular South, City of Galveston, Buckcherry, Young Steff, U.S. Military at West Point, TheLadders, Register.com, American Red Cross, Erin Keating, Johnson&Johnson, Ingomedia, New Capitalist, Brown Girl Films, Innocents Lost, The Rebecca Project, Flux, British Airways, Pivot TV, Macmillan, Staples, Tufts Healthcare, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vital Nutrients, Boloco, Bodyworkmall, CATZ Sports, ESPN, Cumberland Farms, Beyonce, DiningIn, Flybar, Gulf Oil, Gulf Electricity, Keurig, MimaKids, Tina Knowles, MTV

Education

Communication Design at New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY

Illustration & Digital Design at The High School of Art & Design

New York, NY

Skills

Creative DirectionArt DirectionVisual DesignUser ExperienceUser InterfaceStrategyBrandingAdobe Creative Suite

Awards

Finalist, The Shorty Awards

MTV’s The Music Experiment