Following a successful music career and years of designing for national brands, Mike founded Delevante, drawing upon his wealth of experience to create and direct design for local and national clients. Mike has worked with an impressive list of businesses and organizations, serving as designer at the School of Visual Arts, associate art director at National Lampoon, art director of the magazine division at ABC, designer and art director of advertising at J.Crew, and partner and creative director at RD&Q in Nashville. He has also acted as a freelance consultant/designer to Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sotheby’s New York, and J.Crew.
Mike’s decisive and elegant web and print design style has been nationally recognized, earning PRINT, Art Director’s Club, Publication Design and ADDY Awards, as well as recognition from the School Art League NYC and Macromedia Flash Site of the Day.
Also an accomplished musician, Mike has collaborated with his brother to record two albums on Rounder and Capitol Records as The Delevantes, and has toured the United States and Europe with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, John Prine, and others. The Delevantes achieved four #1 singles during their musical career, as well as the #1 video spot on CMT Europe. Their success has been featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today.