Mike Daines

Graphic Design

Associate Professor

Mike Daines

Contact Information

Office Hours: Varies by Semester
Office Location: FAV 134
Phone: 435-797-1309
Email: mike.daines@usu.edu

Educational Background

MFA, Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2009
BFA, Graphic Design, Utah State University, 2004


Mike’s projects have spanned the design discipline—from publication and print design—to work in motion, interactive and advertising. His time at Imaginary Forces in Hollywood included work for clients including MTV, Nike, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks, ABC, NBC, Science Channel, Pepsi and Comedy Central; in collaboration with agencies including Young and Rubicam, Ogilvy and Mather and BBDO. He has also worked extensively in advertising at Kastner and Partners in Los Angeles where the clients included Red Bull, Adidas and Qualcomm. Mike's other creative endeavors have included work for or in collaboration with Billabong, The Ebeling Group, J. Walter Thompson, Macy's, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Cranbrook Art Museum.

His work has been exhibited at the 3rd Ward Gallery, NYC; Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and the AIGA Design RE:View 2009 exhibition in Detroit where his Cranbrook studio work received a Judge's award for experimental design. His branding work has been featured in several publications by Rockport Publishing. He has previously taught at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture.

Curriculum Vitae available upon request