Freelance Senior Art Director

London, Stockholm, Brisbane, Melbourne, Mike’s advertising career has earned him many frequent flyer points. Commencing as a graphic designer back in 1999, he made the traditional Australian pilgrimage to London before joining a Swedish design firm.

Returning to take a job at Engine, Mike made the move from graphic designer to art director. During that time, he complemented his design college studies with an art direction course run by The Australian Advertising Federation Ad School, where he achieved a distinction.

Mike then went on to work at Gallery Depasquale, which soon after merged with Clemenger BBDO, where he worked for 2 years receiving Cannes and One Show Finalists for work on Energex. Other Clients include Volvo Trucks, Tourism Queensland, University of Queensland, Virgin Australia, Pizza Capers, RACQ Insurance, CUA and Mantra.

He then moved to Melbourne to work at BWM on clients such as John West, Birds Eye, Brown Brothers and Leggos. Shortly thereafter taking a position at DDB, working on Devondale Dairy, Westpac, Telstra, Open Universities and Don.

In 2015 Mike took a position as a Senior Art Director at Leo Burnett Melbourne, where he worked on Peters, SPC, iSelect and Old El Paso.

Fast forward to 2017 where Mike now freelances as a Senior Art Director and pursues his passion for art.

Awards
2009 Silver PICA Printing Award
2009 BADC Awards – Bronze (TV), 2009 BADC Awards – 3 x Finalists (TV)
2011 BADC Awards – Silver (Ambient), 2011 BADC Awards – Bronze (Ambient), 2011 BADC Awards – Finalist (Outdoor)
2012 One Show – Finalist (Ambient Stunt)
2012 Cannes – Finalist (Ambient Stunt)
2012 BADC Awards – Best of Show
2012 BADC Awards – Gold (Ambient)
2012 BADC Awards – Gold (Point of Sale Campaign)
2012 BADC Awards – Silver (Craft Art Direction)
2012 BADC Awards – Silver (Print Media Campaign)
2012 BADC Awards – Silver (Point of Sale)
2012 BADC Awards – Bronze (Large Space Print Advertising)
2012 BADC Awards – Bronze (Interactive Branded Content)
2012 BADC Awards – Finalist (Craft Typography)
2012 BADC Awards – Finalist (Point of Sale)
2012 BADC Awards – Finalist (Point of Sale Campaign)
The Work 2012 in Book
Lurzer’s Archive vol 5-2012
2013 New York Festivals – Finalist (Art Direction)
2013 Cannes – Finalist (Outdoor)
2013 Cannes – Finalist (Outdoor)
2013 BADC Awards – Gold (Print Media Campaign)
2013 BADC Awards – Silver (Large Space Print Advertising)
2013 BADC Awards – Bronze (TV)
2013 BADC Awards – Finalist (Craft Art Drection)
2013 BADC Awards – Finalist (Integrated Campaign)
2014 Cannes – Bronze Lion (Film)
2014 Clio Awards – Finalist (Film)
2015 Award – Finalist (Film)
2017 AdFest – Finalist (Film)
2017 AdFest – Finalist (Film)
The Work 2017 in Book