820 S Thurlow Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Michael Pantuso Design
January 1, 1990
August 21, 1963
Michael currently lives and works in Chicago where he relocated in 1986 after graduating from Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida. It was there that he studied art and design under the guidance of Donald Martin and Enzo Torcoletti. Today, Michael is a multi-disciplined Artist and Graphic Designer who thrives at the intersection of creativity and inspirational ideas. His work utilizes several mediums including digital, oil painting and photography. As an artist, Michael likes to focus on the fragile aspects of humanity. From the uneasy balance that exists between nature and humanity’s manipulation of the natural world to the revealing of expressive human forms inside urban landscapes. Working mainly from life and photographs, Michael utilizes a balance of realism and imagination to portray his aesthetic expressions. His work has been shown and celebrated around the world and can be found in galleries and private collections in the US and Europe. As a designer, Michael’s work embodies a strong passion for aesthetics and creativity with business experience and strategic-thinking. It’s a core foundation that he fully embraces, resulting in creative solutions that are supported by research, learnings and solid design principles. Michael is a master of his creative craft and tools. He’s collaborative. A starter and finisher. And one who is constantly seeking new challenges, experiences and ways to improve over his last performance.
Conceptual Design and Omni-Channel initiatives for Advertising, Branding, Identity, interior, architectural, exhibit and environmental design. Creative Direction, Design Direction, Digital Art, Digital Planning and Strategy, High-end Retouching and Compositing, Photography, Motion, Video Directing, Producing and Editing.
GRAPHIS Exhibition San Francisco 2020 GRAPHIS Design Annual 2020 GRAPHIS Design Annual 2019 GRAPHIS Photography Annual 2019 GRAPHIS Master 2018 GRAPHIS Design Annual 2018 GRAPHIS Design Annual 2017 GRAPHIS Design Annual 2016 GRAPHIS Design Annual 2015
Siena Awards – Creative Photo Awards 2020 – Short List May 2020 The Siena International Photo Award received nearly 48,000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide. GRAPHIS Exhibition in San Francisco Jan 2020 An exhibition for Gold and Platinum winners. Selected were 98 international Graphis Platinum & Gold-winning works in Advertising, Design and Photography. Award of Merit Aug 2019 Spazio Tadini Museum (Milan, Italy) "The curators of the Spazio Tadini Museum have also attributed an Award of Merit (AM) to the works by Michael Pantuso as follows: "Mechanical Integrations" are the representation of a perfect synthesis between anthropic and natural. They are the exploration of how the application of the artifact integrates with all that is not made by man and the animal represents the experimental body of excellence of the natural sciences. They are the likely extension of the robotic system that passes from man to the animal kingdom and explores its forms and metamorphoses. A design work of extreme precision, fascinating to explore in every detail and which, due to the impossibility of robotization of the animal, is consumed in a virtuosity of surrealist imagination." – Monteoliveto Gallery, Milan Italy GRAPHIS Design Annual 2020 | Platinum Award "Gulf of Mexico Series". Photography Annual 2019 | Gold Award "Viola Bella Pantuso | London Abby" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2019 | Platinum Award "EAGLE" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2019 | Gold Award "Vampire Squid" Discover Financial Presidents Award Nomination Feb 2018 Discover Financial Designed an identity and voice for DMS (Discover Management System) which represents a new methodology and set of culture practices that align employees and associates at all levels toward collaborate for continuous improvement. GRAPHIS Master Feb 2018 Honored to receive this “Master” distinction from GRAPHIS. SPARK Agency Award for Design Feb 2018 INCITE Agency GRAPHIS Design Annual 2018 | Platinum Award "CICADA" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2018 | Silver "FLY" LUMEN PRIZE Shortlist Jul 2017 The Lumen Prize is an international award and tour for digital art. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this genre of fine art through an annual juried competition and global tour. GRAPHIS Design Annual 2017 | Gold Award "OCTOPUS" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2016 | Gold Award "Mechanical Mosquito Integration" LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) Mar 2015 Digital Show Acquisitions of Fine Art Gallery | Hinsdale IL Feb 2015 Acquisitions of Fine Art Gallery Representation 10 E. Hinsdale Ave Hinsdale, IL 6052 W3 AWARD 2014 Silver Award Winner: Website Branding 2014 Silver Award Winner: Website Self Promotion 2014 Silver Award Winner: Website Visual Appeal GRAPHIS Design Annual 2015 | Gold Award “Mechanical BEE Integration” GRAPHIS Design Annual 2015 | Gold Award "Mechanical SQUID Integration" The RX CLUB Silver Video Award 2012 Nov 2012 MERCK Infectious Disease Video (CAHG\TBWA Worldhealth Agency) MM&M Award 2012 Jun 2012 Finalist for MERCK Infectious Disease Video (CAHG\TBWA Worldhealth Agency) CFEA First Place Aug 2009 CFEA First Place Annual Report CFEA First Place Jun 2005 RISKWATCH Publication CFEA First Place “MAKING A DIFFERENCE” CAMPAIGN RISKWATCH Publication TOWER Award Gold and Silver 2005 and 2004 PotashCorp
GRAPHIS Exhibition in San Francisco Jan 2020 An exhibition for Gold and Platinum winners. Selected were 98 international Graphis Platinum & Gold-winning works in Advertising, Design and Photography. GRAPHIS Design Annual 2020 | Platinum Award "Gulf of Mexico Series". Photography Annual 2019 | Gold Award "Viola Bella Pantuso | London Abby" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2019 | Platinum Award "EAGLE" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2019 | Gold Award "Vampire Squid" GRAPHIS Master Feb 2018 “Master” distinction from GRAPHIS. GRAPHIS Design Annual 2018 | Platinum Award "CICADA" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2018 | Silver "FLY" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2017 | Gold Award "OCTOPUS" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2016 | Gold Award "Mechanical Mosquito Integration" GRAPHIS Design Annual 2015 | Gold Award “Mechanical BEE Integration” GRAPHIS Design Annual 2015 | Gold Award "Mechanical SQUID Integration"
GRAPHIS Master Feb 2018
Michael studied graphic design and marketing communications at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida where he earned a BA Degree in 1986.
Gallery Representation: Acquisitions of Fine Art | Hinsdale, IL USA Monteoliveto Gallery | Naples, Italy and Nice, France
• Abbott Laboratories • Ameritech Corporation • ADT Corporation • Allstate • Alta Ridge Vineyards • Astellas • AT&T • Bayer • Baxter International • BBDO (Agency) • Berco Designs • Bioceutics • Bristol-Myers Squibb • CAHG\TBWA Worldhealth (Agency) • Caterpillar, Inc. • CDW Corporation • Cedar • ConAgra Foods • Costco Wholesale Corporation • Discover Financial • Eaglerail Corporation • Equifax • Estée Lauder Companies • FLOR • General Mills • Gilead Sciences Inc. • Granite Construction • GYRO (Agency) • Harley-Davidson • Haworth Inc. • Herman Miller • Home Depot • Humana • Jamba Juice • John Deere • Johnson & Johnson • Johnson Controls • Kellogg Company • Kenny Construction • Kohler Company • KOTA Longboards • Kraft • Lesro Industries • Lockheed Martin • Macy’s • Merck & Co • Nucor • Omnicom Group • Potashcorp • Qdesign • RICOH Pentax • Schramko Real Estate • Seven Eleven • SG360º • Sigma Chi Foundation • Takeda • United Airlines • Vornado Realty Trust • Walt Disney World Studios • Whitney Architects
Area of Expertise
Design, Marketing Communications/Branding/Advertising, Fine Arts
Hobbies / Freetime
Fine Arts, Technology, Travel, Photography, Social Media, Tennis