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 was most recently Art Director at the nonprofit consumer advocacy magazine, Consumer Reports. 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

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