mkn design is a design and illustration studio.

Motivated by problem-solving, Michael researches, questions, and listens–resulting in thoughtful, compelling experiences for brands.


Design Services:
• Creative and Art Direction
• Creative Strategy
• Design: print, digital, and environmental applications
• Brand Identity

Illustration Services:
• Editorial
• Iconography
• Infographics
• Technical

Interested in partnering with mkn design? Or want to lean more about his process and experience – contact him here.


Speaking Engagements:
Calvin CollegeWhat can designers achieve (2017)
AIGAThoughts on Design, panel discussion (2017)
University of Notre Dame So You Want to be a Designer (2016)
Kendall College of Art and Design  Building Your Brand/Ego (2015)

Awards and Accolades:
• Monsa Publications – featured work of Urban Totem for the book, Skate, Surf and Art (2017)
• Dwell Magazine – design and illustration work featured on and in the issue of Dwell
   Magazine, December (2016)
• Design for Good, Identity System – AIGA Behance Project Feature (2015)
• AIGA Baltimore, Blue Ridge & University of Baltimore – O! Say, Can You Design a Poster?" – Award
   of Excellence (2014)
• AIGA Philadelphia Animate! – Fellow Award Gif Animation (2014)
• Communication Arts – Typography Annual Award (2014)
American Advertising Awards – Creative Excellence for (2000)
Heinz Jordan Award – Best in Show, Sheridan College and Heinz Jordan (1998)

Showcased work on Dwell:

@mkn_design on Dwell

Partial Client List:
I work with a diverse group of clients across a variety of industries.

Interested in hiring me? Let's talk.