Today we feature Rob Micallef which is a graphic designer, illustrator based in New York. Below you will find some very interesting and inspiring poster designs he created for events around England. You can check out more of his work @ behance portfolio or add him on Facebook. He also owns a personal blog in which you will find plenty photographs from his recent trip to Africa. If you like his work you can print online his posters by asking his permission first.
About Rob: I got into design through illustration. My biggest inspiration as a kid growing up were the books of Chris Van Allsburg. His illustrations were so evocative and inspiring in so many different ways. As a result, my notebooks in school, rather than being chock-full of notes, were always consumed with sketches and stories instead, which ironically helped to propel me into the field I am in now – graphic design. Had I actually been a good student maybe I would be a doctor or something else, but somehow I doubt that. I love what I do.
My career has me wearing many hats – illustration, magazine and book layouts, corporate identity designing, trade show booth graphics, product packaging and branding; I even do construction-based photography – one of my photographs even being used to advertise a particular construction trade union on a billboard in Colorado. On the side I do a lot of music event promotions, such as hand drawn posters, banners, logos and a bit of web design. Most of what I’ve been doing for the past 8 years I learned on the job. It answers the old question for me that I see presented to designers all too often – which is more important the degree or the know-how? I’m fortunate enough to have both, graduating from Keene State College in Southern New Hampshire with a degree in Graphic Design.