portfolio upon request
An accomplished Art Director, Mike Lohr has helmed creative projects for Fortune 500 companies, boutique apparel brands, major and independent record labels, California streetwear lines, and a popular cable TV network, among others. Mike’s currently the Art Director at Group Efforts, where he has overseen projects including Jerde, Runway Playa Vista, Firewire Surfboards, Pause and Kelly Slater Wave Co. In addition to his passions for art, color and modernist design, Mike seeks out good coffee, cacti, Instagramable typography and hand-painted letter forms, oversized art books, vintage architectural magazines, designer office supplies, weekends in the desert, and breakfasts of fried eggs over-easy with bacon and toast.
Group Efforts, art director
January 2017 - Present
pencil on paper studio, art director
October 2009 - December 2016
I reported directly to CEO/Creative Director John Moore and oversaw the day-to-day art needs and operations of the studio. I set the course and managed the workloads of teams of designers while interfacing directly with the marketing and apparel design teams, clients and vendors. Projects included, M.Nii, Splendid, Mountain Khakis, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Le Tigre, DJM Capital.
Semiliquid design studio, founder
March 2001 - October 2009
warner bros. records, art director
March 1999 - March 2001
Sunset How To Books
art center college of design, pasadena
BFA Graphic Design
Graduated April 1997