ENGLISH SUMMARY

Hi, I’m Michael

Born as an illustrator…

In my heart I am an illustrator and comic artist focused on book covers in a distinctive comic book style. I have a lot of experience working for publishing houses, magazines and advertising agencies. Check out my own graphic novel On the Coast of Dreams.

I am strongly oriented on clear and swift communication and keeping up with the deadlines! I try to learn about my clients‘ goals and understand their field of business — which is essential because creative work is time-consuming, and junior creatives often struggle to keep up with their deadlines. Over the years, I have perfected not only my craft but also the underlying creative process to prevent common misunderstandings and fulfill clients’ expectations. 

Became a creative director

I founded a creative illustration studio artBLOCK focused on art marketing. My team helps our clients to tell the story of their services and products via illustrations, comics and animated videos in different styles. We create visuals for social networks, print, marketing campaigns, explainer videos or illustrated web designs.

Bringing comics to life

In 2015 I co-founded art-technological start-up Nanits Comics, currently based in San Francisco. We have invented a completely new experience of reading digital comics on smartphones and tablets in symbiosis with animation, sound and music. This is proof of my passion for art and technology. Also, there is a successful 400 page long comic book Nanits Chronicles has come out of it.

Consulting Art

I consult art projects either personal or larger ones. I also produce or art direct them occasionally. In recent years I have started to coach illustrators and other creative professionals to build their personal brand and career in the world of commercial arts. I speak at artist conventions and lead comic workshops in Prague.

MY PORTFOLIO

MY ART DIRECTION SHOWREEL

Years ago I founded the creative illustration studio artBLOCK, in which I figure as the creative
head of our small team of specialists. We help explain the services of small, medium-sized
companies and startups, invent marketing strategies through attractive brand communication.
My role is to invent art concepts, project management and overall oversight of the work of my fellow
illustrators and animators.

See the studio website

MY PROJECTS

AWARDS

Nomination in Křišťálová Lupa 2019, Nanits Comics project in category Global project of Czech creators

3rd place in competition Zlatý středník 2019 in category Best content strategy (as the art director in the team)

TOP 10 Middle-European round of Startup World Cup 2017 with Nanits Chronicles

1st place in the competition Creative Business Cup CZ 2016 with Nanits Chronicles

1st place in the competition Battle of the book covers of 2014 (War with the Newts), 2015

2nd place for the best comic God’s Peace® at 7th international festival Comic Show Room, 2009

3rd place for the best comic Smell of Fear at 10th international festival Comic Show Room, 2014

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