Mike is an information designer, educator and artist who specializes in information design and data visualization from an educational perspective. Mike holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Long Island University in Digital Art and Design.
Currently, Mike is an Assistant Professor of Art and director of the New Media Design major at Queens University of Charlotte, in North Carolina.
Mike’s fine art has appeared at: Rockefeller Center and the Chelsea Art Gallery in New York, NY; The Split New Media and Film Fest in Split, Croatia; The WRO Wroclaw Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland; The Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York; The Lightfactory Museum of Film and Photography in Charlotte, NC; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; The Duke Energy EnergyExplorium and the Max Jackson Gallery at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2010, Mike was a Featured Artist at the inaugural TEDxCharlotte conference. Also in 2010, Mike and Dr. Suzanne Cooper-Guasco took home the $5,000 first prize in the Sunlight Foundation “Design for America Competition”. Their “How Our Laws Are Made” infographic recieved top honors and has since been featured on HuffingtonPost.com, WashingtonPost.com, TheAtlantic.com, and Comedy Central.com.
Brittany Lyke is creative writer and strategic communications professional who specializes in developing cross-platform messaging campaigns. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Siena College.
From 140 characters to 140 pages, Brittany helps clients connect with their audiences through compelling, authentic content. Driven by an intense curiosity to continually learn, Brittany writes fluently across industries, including: Healthcare, Arts & Entertainment, CPG, Government & Civic Affairs, National Retail, Design, Public Utility, Real Estate, Construction and Nonprofit Organizations.
Brands, like people, have formal and informal relationships, so Brittany works to harness the power of her clients’ Social Media initiatives as an extension of a comprehensive Public Relations strategy. Brittany is the recipient of multiple local and regional ADDY Awards, as well as a 2009 Webby Honorable Mention.