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Graphic Artists Guild

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New York, NY 10001

Tel: (212) 791-3400

Michael Spears


Michael Spears, Graphic and Web Designer

Mike's road through the world of graphic design and art direction has taken many twists and turns. He took his B.A. in Fine Art from SUNY Albany, and, after a few years of experimenting with various occupations, fell in love with Graphic Design.

Design is his passion and his inspiration. He has a masterful knowledge of creative software and a true understanding of its place within the arsenal. He also knows what a pencil is, and he's not afraid to use it! He has stayed true to his roots as an artist, and will always be grateful to his mentors who have inspired him.

When he's not in front of his computer, you will most likely find him on his bike, logging another 20 miles or so in his never-ending quest for the fountain of middle-age! His family would call him an "incurable insomniac," because he frequently keeps them up at night, chasing down yet another logo idea! One thing is for certain: his best work is yet to come!


Graphic Design

Contact the creator before copying. The Guild Supports “Ask First.”

  • Images within Guild Member Portfolios are for Web browser viewing only.
  • Any unauthorized downloading or duplication of images is prohibited by copyright law.
  • Use of the images, including comp usage, must be negotiated with the creator of the image prior to any use.

We ask you to remember that many designers, artists and illustrators may not want to have their images used in any way, including in agency presentations. Any use, including “comping,” implies value that is worth compensation. Art or photography in portfolios submitted for a job should not be copied for any use, including client presentation or “comping,” without the creator’s permission. In case after case, the creator’s property rights have been upheld, and those caught engaging in these practices were penalized, paying large fines to the artists.