In this My Best Work, Mikey Burton talks about how although his college thesis fell to pieces as a school project, its application in the real world was profitable.
About Mikey Burton
An Ohio native, Mikey Burton proudly describes his design aesthetic as “Midwesterny” and draws much of his inspiration from artifacts found throughout the hardworking, blue collar Rust Belt: old type-specimen sheets, arcane equipment manuals and ancient textbooks. Burton has received awards from HOW, Print, Communication Arts, Graphis and, most recently, ADC Young Guns. He is now a freelancer in sunny Philadelphia where he designs and illustrates for such clients as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Newsweek, GOOD, Wired and Facebook.