Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Alumni Profile: Mike Stivers


SDCC Alumni Mike Stivers















This month we are profiling alumni Mike Stivers, whose skills are focused in the area of advertising art direction. He works as a freelance art director, creative director and designer.

In college I studied television/film, creative writing and photography. So naturally I spent my 20s bartending, rock climbing and leading kayak trips in Baja. Eventually, I wanted to get creative again so I took graphic design classes from the AMAZING Candice Lopez at City College and started as a production artist at DiZinno Thompson advertising. I quickly became an Art Director then Creative Director working on brands such as San Diego Tourism, The Padres, Upper Deck, Miller Brewing, Birch Aquarium, Croce's, Walking Co and Hewlett Packard to name a few.

I left to freelance in 2004 and have continued to work on various national brands: Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway Golf, Jaguar, Toshiba, Kawasaki, Cleveland Golf, Odyssey Putters, Yamaha, Newcastle, among many others. I have particular appreciation for great writers but enjoy collaborating with anyone who is passionate about what they do.

I am interested in the unique and always strive to create messaging that is relevant, honest, emotional and visually striking. Samples of my work can be viewed at www.mikestivers.com 

4 comments:

  1. I was just reflecting on my former classmates(& friend) and in particular, Mike. I spent a couple of years assisting Mike at DiZinno Thompson and am forever grateful for the shared opportunity to have learned from he and others at the agency. Great to see you brutha! Eugene

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  2. Really enjoyed reading your bio! gives great inspiration to those currently on the track back into their creative mind. I myself have been putting in quite a bit of effort towards getting into the design world.

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  3. Really enjoyed reading your bio! gives great inspiration to those currently on the track back into their creative mind. I myself have been putting in quite a bit of effort towards getting into the design world.

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