Photo by   Linnea Stephan
 

I am a graphic designer and art director based in Long Beach, California. Born and raised in the midwest, I migrated to southern California in 2007 to find my voice as a creative while seeking new opportunities in its diverse landscape.

I hold a BFA in graphic design from Eastern Michigan University and have worked as a professional for 15 years. I am fascinated by the intersection of expressing ideas and solving problems through the visual language.

My passions include music, photography, art, type, coffee, social sciences, and my greyhound Nina.

I currently work as an art director for Rent Control Creative.


SELECTED CLIENTS
Ford Motor Company
Volkswagen
Porsche
Mazda
Subaru
AT&T
HTC
Seagate
Monster Energy Drink
Jose Cuervo
Interscope Records
Third Man Records
Goldenvoice
Vans
ASICS
OluKai
Quiksilver
Stance
Alternative Apparel
Roark Revival
UCLA
USC
Chevron
Coca-Cola
Disney
Luxottica / Optical Shop of Aspen
Danner

FEATURED
2017: Gold Award, Annual UCDA Design Competition, ucda.com
2015: Communication Arts, Advertising Annual, pp. 77
2012: Communication Arts, commarts.com/exhibit
2012: The Posters of Discontent II at University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 
2011: Still Developing: A Story of Instant Gratification, pp. 78
2011: Flight of Fancy at Artistic Edge, Long Beach, CA
2010: Come Unity at {open}, Long Beach, CA
2010: Ordinary Days at South Coast Repertory Theater, Costa Mesa, CA
2010: Instant Gratification at Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010: Anchor Tapes, Anchor Tapes, Los Angeles, CA
2009: Packaging Identity, Index Book, pp. 270; brochures, Index Book, pp. 24-25, 188-189
2008: Works on Paper at Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA

CONTACT
p: +1 (424) 248 8164
e: michael[at]michaeljsalter.com

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