Michael J. Salter is a multidisciplinary graphic designer specializing in branding, editorial design, environments and art direction. He is currently working with clients and collaborators in music, art, apparel, educational and cultural institutions as well as on his own print, photography and musical projects. He lives in his southern California studio with his greyhound Nina.


AWARDS & PRESS
2017: Gold Award, Annual UCDA Design Competition, ucda.com
2015: Communication Arts, Advertising Annual, pp. 77
2012: Communication Arts, commarts.com/exhibit
2011: Still Developing: A Story of Instant Gratification, pp. 78
2010: Anchor Tapes, Anchor Tapes, Los Angeles, CA
2009: Packaging Identity, Index Book, pp. 270; brochures, Index Book, pp. 24-25, 188-189

EXHIBITIONS
2012: The Posters of Discontent II at University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
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
2008: works on paper at Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA

COMMUNITY
Member, AIGA Los Angeles Chapter
Teaching Assistant, Tustin Area Fine Arts Council Graphic Design Workshop
Guest Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University AIGA Design Lecture Series
Member, AIGA Detroit Chapter
President, Eastern Michigan University AIGA Student Chapter


CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
Ford Motor Company
Mazda
Hyundai
Kia
Volkswagen
Porsche
Audi
Mitsubishi
Honda
AT&T
Disney
Coca-Cola
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
OluKai
Alternative Apparel
Roxy
Quiksilver
Vans
Córdoba
Universal Music Group / Interscope Records
Third Man Records
Seagate Technologies
Chevron
Luxottica
Monster Energy Drink
HTC
ASICS
Jose Cuervo
Kuleana Rum Works
UCLA
USC
All Nippon Airways
Stance
Imperial Barber Products
Roark Revival
Danner

LINKS
Instagram
VSCO
Ello
Bandcamp
SoundCloud

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EXPERIENCE
2019 – Present
Art Director
Rent Control Creative

2012 – 2019
Art Director
OluKai

2010 – 2012
Senior Graphic Designer
Rent Control Creative

2009 – 2010
Freelance Graphic Designer
Konnect Design

2009
Freelance Graphic Designer
Sargent & Berman

2004 – 2009
Senior Graphic Designer
EWI Worldwide

EDUCATION
2001 – 2004
BFA in Graphic Design  
Eastern Michigan University

1998 – 2001
Associate of Liberal Arts
Oakland Community College