Mike Guss

Mike Guss
Design Director
Seattle, WA

mikeguss@gmail.com

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Experience

Google
Senior Designer
2019-present

Instrument
Design Director
2015-2019

Microsoft
Designer/Art Director
2009-2014

Getty Images
Designer
2005-2006

Freelance
Designer
2002-2009

Clients

Google
Nike
The New York Times
Specialized
Levi’s
YouTube
Xbox
Microsoft

Selected Work
2015-2018

Type Loop
Founder + Art Direction + Design + Motion

An iOS tool empowering users to create distinct social media posts using a set of dynamic typographic motion presets. Founded and conceptualized from start to finish. Currently in development.

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The New York Times x Google Cloud
Art Direction + Design

A digital experience to showcase the power of Google Cloud technology. Photographs from The New York Times morgue are featured to surface hidden connections within. Each thread is a captivating deep dive into a unique and unexpected interpretation, uncovering new facts, new meaning, and potentially, new truths.

 
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Google I/O 2018
Art Direction + Design + 3D

Google I/O is an annual developers conference of all things Google. 2018 marked my third year collaborating with the Developers Marketing team, to make an event that’s as technologically inspiring as it is memorable. Each year we bring a new look and focus to both the brand and the digital experience. Exclusive to 2018, a layered system of geometric drawings was created. These took inspiration from the idea of information passing through interconnected layers of logic.

 
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Levi’s x Google
Art Direction + Design

Levi’s and Google combined their knowledge of fashion and technology to create a jacket that lets you easily access your digital world. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket was created with the urban cyclist in mind, and was specifically tailored with Jacquard technology woven right into the sleeve. We crafted a digital experience that showcases the technology and design of the jacket with a look into the everyday lives of people who wear it.

 
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Selected Studies
Design + Motion + 3D

In 2017 I started an Instagram account as a place to document my ongoing design studies. It became a space for type, motion, and 3D experiments, fueled by curiosity and the drive to create something outside of client work.

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Nike.com
Design + Art Direction

I had the privilege of collaborating with the Nike digital design team on the new visual design system for Nike.com. My main focus was on global navigation and product detail pages.

 
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Formations
Art Direction + Design

Formations is a digital experience to showcase the power of the Google Maps Platform. A data visualization on what industries drive a specific city's growth is shown through a series of color coded dots.

 
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Google Cloud
Art Direction + Design

Google Cloud is made up of a diverse set of products that come together to work and scale in a seemingly endless amount of ways. A set of iconography and diagrams was created as a part of the brand system.

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SNKRS
Design + Art Direction

SNKRS connects Nike’s premium products with a global audience. Worked on bringing the app to the web through product grid wall and description pages. 

 
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