Advice to Designers That No One Asked For

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In the 20-plus years since he founded Atomicdust, Mike Spakowski has learned a lot about design, business and creative careers. His talk, Advice to Designers That No One Asked For, will cover many of the lessons he’s learned, from career advice to tackling tough design challenges. But the wisdom he’ll share is applicable for creatives of all paths and mediums.



More than twenty years after founding Atomicdust, Mike is actively involved in day-to-day design strategy, art direction and studio management.

As Creative Director, his collaborative attitude, drive for design excellence and even-keeled temperament set the tone at Atomicdust. Under Mike’s direction, Atomicdust has been recognized by the One Show, Step, Print, and Create Magazine, the ADDY Awards, and countless local publications and design competitions. He was also recently named a “Person to Watch” by Graphic Design USA Magazine.