My name is Micah Clark Wilkes. I am an Art Director and Designer from Utah. The 9th of 13 children, I grew up trying to catch up and play with the big kids. My mom says I sucked most the art skills in the family, I was usually designing my siblings' book report posters for them. I love a hands on approach to design. Making, lettering, scanning, tearing, printing, then putting it back in the computer. I've lived in Japan and speak fluent Japanese. However, lets go out for ramen and gyoza, not sushi please. I grew up loving Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein books the most. My favorite film is Fantastic Mr. Fox. And the Utah Jazz are having an up year so that keeps me happy. I have a crush on typography and motion design.
JR. ART DIRECTOR DEUTSCH INC
May 2017-Present. Volkswagen team.
BYU ADLAB CREATIVE DIRECTOR
May 2016-May 2017
BYUTV CREATIVE SERVICES GRAPHIC DESIGNER
2017 Student One Show Merit - Room for one More
2017 National Addy Judges Choice Award - Swedish Fish
2017 National Gold Addy - Swedish Fish
2017 Regional Gold Addy - Art Direction - Brandsgiving
2017 Regional People's Choice Award - Swedish Fish
2017 Regional Student Best of Show - Swedish Fish
2016 Silver Clio - Granite Flats Press Kit
Below is a running list of studios and individuals whose work has influenced me. I add as I find. Stalking their work has been an integral part of my education. Help me find more great stuff please.
STUDIOS: Radio Giant Ant Man vs. Machine Moth Collective Buck Open: stories Studio Ahha Project Projects Oh Yeah Studio Tsto Paprika
TYPOGRAPHERS: Erik Marinovich Jeff Rogers Jon Contino Ricardo Gonzalez Dana Tanamachi Jessica Hische Lauren Hom Martina Flor Becca Clason Kevin Cantrell Adam Vicarel Matti Vandersee Mister Doodle OHNOTYPECO