Michael Solita

Born and raised near Chicago, Mike is a New York-based art director specializing in editorial and interactive design for media brands. He is currently a freelance editorial designer, contributing to Variety, Fast Company, and IEEE Spectrum. He has worked as an editorial designer for more than 10 years, creating award-winning work for both large national titles and smaller niche brands.


—Editorial design and branding
—Data visualization
—User experience and user interface design
—Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Wordpress, basic CSS and HTML, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Work History

Variety, Fast Company, IEEE Spectrum — Contributing Designer (2020-present)
Consumer Reports — Art Director (2018-2020)
Men's Health — Senior Art Director (2017-2018)
Fortune — Art Director (2014-2017), Deputy Art Director (2011-2014)
IEEE Spectrum — Associate Art Director (2009-2011)
Outdoor Life — Senior Associate Art Director (2003-2008)


Society of Publication Designers (2010-20)
American Society of Magazine Editors (2012-13, 2018)
Society of Illustrators (2015 jury member; 2011)
Min Editorial & Design Awards (2011-14)
American Illustration (2012)


Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism
BS Journalism

Mike Solita