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Mike Iverson

Mike Iverson - Designer

Phoenix, AZ, United States

Designer-illustrator-builder-sculptor-maker of cool stuff. If I'm awake, I'm working on something.

Overview

I am a graphic designer, illustrator, sculptor, and maker of all manner of cool things. I am a commercial artist by day, with over 27 years of experience creating dynamic artwork that communicates complex concepts to an ever-distracted public. Recently, I have decided to specialize in book design.

I approach my work as if I were telling a story to an audience, presenting ideas in a clear and concise manner, but always keeping my eye on what is aesthetically pleasing.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Literature Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Graphic Designer

City of Peoria, AZ

April, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

As the City's sole (and first) graphic designer, I am responsible for supplying communications materials to all departments, creating visual identities for groups and programs and designing all internal and external publications.

Comic Book Illustrator

Duality Press

January, 1997 – October, 2001 (over 4 years)

Produced cover and internal artwork, managed production, distribution and marketing. Duality printed ten issues of "Vigil" and three issues of "Collective" before shifting to an online format. "Colllective" continued for another 17 issues before the story finished.

Comic Book Illustrator

Millennium Publications

January, 1994 – January, 1996 (about 2 years)

Produced cover and internal art for a creator-owned comic called "Vigil". I illustrated seven 48-page issues and one 32-page short story collection. Millennium also re-printed earlier issues for which I created new covers.

Comic Book Illustrator

Innovation Publications

January, 1992 – January, 1993 (about 1 year)

Produced cover and internal art for a creator-owned comic called "Vigil". I illustrated four 48-page issues before Innovation went out of business.

Graphic Designer

Schreer Design

October, 1988 – April, 2012 (over 23 years)

Visualized brand identity and developed advertising to bring new products to the consumer market. Clients included Dial, Henkel, Poore Bothers Potato Chips, among others.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

In a Flash

Arvin Loudermilk

From the year 2234, a Collective novel. After two decades on the moons of Kroma, the Collective colonies have begun to fracture and fray. Twenty-one-year-old Magistrate Tana Kucherov has held office only a few scant months, but already challenges test her leadership at every turn—an untamable alien frontier, a renegade security service, a dissident religious sect. And then, hurtling in from th... read more

From the year 2234, a Collective novel. After two decades on the moons of Kroma, the Collective colonies have begun to fracture and fray. Twenty-one-year-old Magistrate Tana Kucherov has held office only a few scant months, but already challenges test her leadership at every turn—an untamable alien frontier, a renegade security service, a dissident religious sect. And then, hurtling in from th... read more

Ghost Swamp Blues

Laraine Herring

How far would you go to protect someone you love?Nothing is black or white in the murky town of Alderman, North Carolina, no matter how much the human and ghostly residents of Idyllic Grove Rice Plantation would like it to be. Weaving together the threads of three women rooted by life or death to this haunted Southern landscape, Ghost Swamp Blues pulls the reader into the layers of racism, fam... read more

How far would you go to protect someone you love?Nothing is black or white in the murky town of Alderman, North Carolina, no matter how much the human and ghostly residents of Idyllic Grove Rice Plantation would like it to be. Weaving together the threads of three women rooted by life or death to this haunted Southern landscape, Ghost Swamp Blues pulls the reader into the layers of racism, fam... read more

Into the Garden of Gethsemane, Georgia

Laraine Herring

Mrs. Abigail Fisher, the South’s Esteemed First Lady of Letters, is in a rut. Her writing career has collapsed, and she has become an embittered old woman living alone in a dilapidated house in Georgia. Only she’s not as alone as she thinks. One of her characters, Pistachio Simmons, who had been cut from Mrs. Fisher’s best-selling novel, The Garden of Gethsemane, Georgia, has returned to deman... read more

Mrs. Abigail Fisher, the South’s Esteemed First Lady of Letters, is in a rut. Her writing career has collapsed, and she has become an embittered old woman living alone in a dilapidated house in Georgia. Only she’s not as alone as she thinks. One of her characters, Pistachio Simmons, who had been cut from Mrs. Fisher’s best-selling novel, The Garden of Gethsemane, Georgia, has returned to deman... read more

Gathering Lights

Laraine Herring

A novel of San Francisco. On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, Helen and Frank Connor arrive in San Francisco to determine the fate of their marriage. A series of unexplainable events sends the couple in separate directions deep into the ghosts of the City’s past, which include the fierce, fiddle-playing Elle, who accidentally jumped to her death in 1967 and is now bac... read more

A novel of San Francisco. On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, Helen and Frank Connor arrive in San Francisco to determine the fate of their marriage. A series of unexplainable events sends the couple in separate directions deep into the ghosts of the City’s past, which include the fierce, fiddle-playing Elle, who accidentally jumped to her death in 1967 and is now bac... read more

Function By Default

Keith Simpson

Life is constant assimilation of information. We vary greatly in what is of interest to us and how we process it. One thing is sure; we all have the ability to learn. This process begins when we are children and first realize that there is something out there. Some of us are taught to wonder while others of us are taught not to ask. As we develop, we store information in different ways. Some a... read more

Life is constant assimilation of information. We vary greatly in what is of interest to us and how we process it. One thing is sure; we all have the ability to learn. This process begins when we are children and first realize that there is something out there. Some of us are taught to wonder while others of us are taught not to ask. As we develop, we store information in different ways. Some a... read more

A New World

Arvin Loudermilk

From the year 2213, a Collective novel. Arrival is imminent. Eighty years after leaving Earth, the interstellar transport Horizon is days away from its final destination—the unexplored moon of Verdan. Siblings Mikhail and Mary are at loose ends, occupied with plans, preparations, and personal struggles, in near constant conflict with their elderly father Dimitri, the expedition's founder and a... read more

From the year 2213, a Collective novel. Arrival is imminent. Eighty years after leaving Earth, the interstellar transport Horizon is days away from its final destination—the unexplored moon of Verdan. Siblings Mikhail and Mary are at loose ends, occupied with plans, preparations, and personal struggles, in near constant conflict with their elderly father Dimitri, the expedition's founder and a... read more

The Blood Detail (Vigil Book 1)

Arvin Loudermilk

“The city of Los Angeles is infested with vampires. I’ll bet you had no idea. I sure as hell didn’t. My name is Grace Kimble and I was on patrol the first time I ran into one of these murderous bastards. The perp in question had just drunk a girl dry, and was looking to do the same to me. Totally outmatched, I took the only option I had left. I put up my dukes.”

“The city of Los Angeles is infested with vampires. I’ll bet you had no idea. I sure as hell didn’t. My name is Grace Kimble and I was on patrol the first time I ran into one of these murderous bastards. The perp in question had just drunk a girl dry, and was looking to do the same to me. Totally outmatched, I took the only option I had left. I put up my dukes.”

One of Them (Vigil) (Volume 2)

Arvin Loudermilk

“I had a run-in with a crazed vampire. I’d tell you more, but that would spoil the surprise. Let’s just say it didn’t work out so well for one of us. And from there, repercussions piled on top of revelation after revelation. Who could have known that the bloodsuckers were going to be the least of my worries?"

“I had a run-in with a crazed vampire. I’d tell you more, but that would spoil the surprise. Let’s just say it didn’t work out so well for one of us. And from there, repercussions piled on top of revelation after revelation. Who could have known that the bloodsuckers were going to be the least of my worries?"

The Underground (Vigil) (Volume 3)

Arvin Loudermilk

“We were on the run. Yes, I said we. In the midst of my escape, I’d taken on an appendage, a handsome ex-colleague who insisted on helping out with my new day-to-day requirements. But tracking down the red stuff turned out to be no easy feat, not without committing cold-blooded murder in the process. Luckily, we’d heard about a place where my kind could go. Now, all we needed to do was find th... read more

“We were on the run. Yes, I said we. In the midst of my escape, I’d taken on an appendage, a handsome ex-colleague who insisted on helping out with my new day-to-day requirements. But tracking down the red stuff turned out to be no easy feat, not without committing cold-blooded murder in the process. Luckily, we’d heard about a place where my kind could go. Now, all we needed to do was find th... read more

Glitterati (Vigil) (Volume 4)

Arvin Loudermilk

“I’d been called to the principal’s office. The vampires’ boss of bosses had requested a sit-down, and I was duty-bound to show up and hear the guy out. The planners involved insisted upon making a big to-do out of the meeting, dolloping on limo rides, a show, and an impromptu stopover at a fancy Hollywood party. I guess it was all supposed to dazzle me, to make me forget that I was being led ... read more

“I’d been called to the principal’s office. The vampires’ boss of bosses had requested a sit-down, and I was duty-bound to show up and hear the guy out. The planners involved insisted upon making a big to-do out of the meeting, dolloping on limo rides, a show, and an impromptu stopover at a fancy Hollywood party. I guess it was all supposed to dazzle me, to make me forget that I was being led ... read more

A Thrill to Kill (Vigil) (Volume 5)

Arvin Loudermilk

“I had some decisions to make. First off, a job offer was on the table. Important, yes, but nothing that couldn’t be put off. There was a second matter as well, and that problem was crazy big, and not so easily delayed. Brace yourself—the man who murdered me had come back into my life. My potential new employers had tracked him down and dumped him in a cage. I’d been told I could do what I wan... read more

“I had some decisions to make. First off, a job offer was on the table. Important, yes, but nothing that couldn’t be put off. There was a second matter as well, and that problem was crazy big, and not so easily delayed. Brace yourself—the man who murdered me had come back into my life. My potential new employers had tracked him down and dumped him in a cage. I’d been told I could do what I wan... read more

Born for It (Vigil) (Volume 6)

Arvin Loudermilk

“They had me where they wanted me. Or did I have them? It had definitely devolved into a pick ’em sort of situation—with me in chains, and the scary guys in suits once again trying to lure me into their web. This time, though, I was no longer so confused by my new condition. I was the strong one, ready to do whatever it took to put an end to these monsters once and for all.”

“They had me where they wanted me. Or did I have them? It had definitely devolved into a pick ’em sort of situation—with me in chains, and the scary guys in suits once again trying to lure me into their web. This time, though, I was no longer so confused by my new condition. I was the strong one, ready to do whatever it took to put an end to these monsters once and for all.”

The Dawn Principle (Vigil Book 7)

Arvin Loudermilk

“My boss is the worst. I know everybody says that, but this guy, I’m telling you, really takes the cake. First, he gets all grabby with me—then I find out he’s a federal informant. And what does the twit do when his treachery is revealed? He fakes his own death and runs away. Guess what I’m going to do? Yep, I’m gonna track his ass down.”

“My boss is the worst. I know everybody says that, but this guy, I’m telling you, really takes the cake. First, he gets all grabby with me—then I find out he’s a federal informant. And what does the twit do when his treachery is revealed? He fakes his own death and runs away. Guess what I’m going to do? Yep, I’m gonna track his ass down.”

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