Greg Mike

1. How did you get started in design / art?

Since I was a kid I’ve been involved in art. At an early age my family surrounded me with creativity, always pushing me to explore multiple mediums. After a few oil painting classes and quickly becoming bored with the traditional landscape settings I decided to begin exploring the imagery that I continued to see in my mind. A few years later I began skateboarding and riding the train to NYC. This is when I discovered graffiti and became fully addictive. If it wasn’t for graffiti and running around like a knucklehead at an early age, I wouldn’t be where I am today. After I opened my own art and design studio in college I respected others property a bit more and stopped late bombing sessions and focused more towards the gallery and design work.

2. Favorite Shirt graphic of all time?

I have a classic Mickey Mouse teeshirt that I have had for 10 years. I am a huge fan of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer’s work and the whole 1920’s-1930’s rubber-hose animation style. It’s something about the line work, fluidity that attracted me to this type of artwork. This graphic tee is a perfect depiction of this time period and style.

3. What inspires you?

Traveling, The Changing Seasons, Music, Urban Exploration, Colors + Textures, Creative Conversations, New Challenges, Art History, Day Dreaming, Skateboarding and Snowboarding and Nature.

4. Is there a design out there that you wish you did?

Rat Fink is a pretty rad one that I am fan of that would be a nice one to have in the portfolio.

5. What’s left on your design bucket list?

I’d like to lend my hand to furniture design and an architectural project in the future. More sculptural and large format work and any medium that pushes me creatively is on the bucket list.

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