Mike Eleven

About

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B A C K G R O U N D

Brought up on high levels of caffeine, sugar and cartoons, I've either had the best childhood ever, or the worst. I've changed career paths so many times, my mum still doubts whether or not what I'm doing is an actual job. From failed rockstar to an inelegant dancer, I had a small stint in the graffiti/street art realm before finding my love for drawing funny pictures.

E D U C A T I O N

Hopelessly optimistic and incredibly naive, I took my love for art and set my sights on a career in design for some strange reason. After graduating, I enrolled into a university course I had no prior knowledge in. After two weeks of wanting to quit, I stuck it out and graduated with a Bachelor of Design and a gang of new friends, because isn't that what we all go to school for?

W O R K

In my last year of study, I juggled an intensive internship and found how the less you slept, the more work you got done. After university, I threw myself into a full-time job as the designer. I learnt all the rules of design that school left out, how to work with clients and the importance of having a firm handshake, because every new person you meet is out to break your fingers (just kidding).


I'm a designer/illustrator who secretly wants to be the Red Power Ranger, but until I make
my costume and helmet, I'm trying to save the world with design – one problem at a time.