Mike Mills1

Mike Mills is a graphic designer, art director, filmmaker, and curator currently living in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Design, where he studied with Tibor Kalman, eventually going to work for him at his firm, M & Co. It was while he was a student at Cooper he found his way to the Alleged Gallery for their first show exhibiting skateboard art. Since then, Mills has established himself as one of the most respected and sought after designers working today. His list of clients reads like a who’s who of popular culture. Past projects include album cover designs for bands such as The Beastie Boys, Beck, Sonic Youth, Air and more. He has designed graphics and textiles for Marc Jacobs, and created the identity for X-Girl Clothing. He has exhibited his unique graphic installations worldwide including solo shows at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York and Collette in Paris. Recently Mills has focused his attention on directing films. In past years he has directed numerous short films including The Architecture of Reassurance (2000) and Paperboys (2001) and the feature film Thumbsucker (2005). He is currently in production on his second feature.