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Address

820 S Thurlow Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
US

Company Name

Michael Pantuso Design

Company Type

Advertising

Languages

English

Established In

January 1, 1990

Born

August 21, 1963

Email

michaelpantuso@me.com

Telephone

312.318.1800

Biography/Work Experience

As a multi-disciplined Artist and Graphic Designer, Michael Pantuso thrives at the intersection of creativity and inspirational ideas. His art utilizes several mediums including digital art, oil painting and fine art photography. With a passion for aesthetics and visceral perception of the world around him, Michael focuses on the fragile aspects of humanity. From the uneasy balance that exists between nature and the mechanically engineered 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.

Professional Specialties

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 Appearances

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

Awards

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 Awards

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"

Proudest Achievements

GRAPHIS Master
 Feb 2018

Education

Michael studied graphic design and marketing communications at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida where he earned a BA Degree in 1986.

Other

Gallery Representation: Acquisitions of Fine Art | Hinsdale, IL USA Monteoliveto Gallery | Naples, Italy and Nice, France

Clients

• 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

Affiliations

AIGA

Area of Expertise

Design, Marketing Communications/Branding/Advertising, Fine Arts

Hobbies / Freetime

Fine Arts, Technology, Travel, Photography, Social Media, Tennis

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