QUICK FACTS ABOUT ME:
-OVER A DECADE OF CONSTANT DESIGN EXPERIENCE CREATING ART FOR SOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST NAMES IN THE INDUSTRY STRICTLY ON REPUTATION AND WORD OF MOUTH.
-EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE, RELIABILITY, & EFFICIENCY
-CONSISTENT QUALITY AND GOOD TURNAROUND TIMES
-EXPERIENCE IN EVERYTHING FROM DESIGNING EVENTS, MAGAZINE ADS, MERCHANDISE, POSTERS, LAMINATES, SPECIALTY ITEMS, TO FULL ALBUM LAYOUTS, HATS, BACKPACKS, SCREEN PRINTING, ETC.
-100% ORIGINAL ARTWORK/USUALLY HAND ILLUSTRATED
-HONEST, HARDWORKING, AND AN OVERALL NICE GUY.
THE STORY BEHIND MCHC & MY ART
My name is Mike Cortada, and this is a small portfolio of my artwork. I've created everything from massive world tour stages, scrims, backdrops, & moving parts, etc, and full on tour branding campaigns to full merch lines, album covers & layouts, music videos and more. Basically, anything you need, big or small, Ive done it and I can help with it.
The nick name MikeCHardcore was given to me due to my early involvement in the hardcore and punk music scene. I began creating art pieces for shirts, tours, posters, etc in the 90's and the demand hasn't slowed down since. Since 2004 I've created over 4000, yes, FOUR THOUSAND, paid art pieces for thousands of clients, which have been sold all over the world. I am inspired by my family, friends, daily life, and of course street art and street culture.
I am known for my quick turn around, dependability, and as a perfectionist and hardworking designer. I take a great deal of pride in my work, because I truly enjoy the creative process. I love diving into new styles, and trying new concepts to keep my skills developing. This portfolio cannot possibly handle the quantity of work I have created so Ill leave it with just a few examples. Thank you for your interest in what I do, and if you would like to hire me for work. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Some of my Past/Current Clients:
A Day To Remember - Pierce The Veil - Fall Out Boy - All Time Low - Hot Topic - State Champs - Issues - Falling In Reverse - The Wonder Years - MEST - Good Charlotte - Baby Metal- I Prevail- Victory Records - We Came As Romans - Neck Deep - Hopeless Records - The Devil Wears Prada - Fearless Records - Sleeping With Sirens - The Color Morale- Suicide Silence - August Burns Red - Pop Evil - Epitaph Records - Pennywise - Terror - The Business- Mayday Parade- HOTLIFE- Reel Big Fish- Shovels and Rope - Panic at the Disco! - Train - Hot Dougs - Obey The Brave - DIXIE DHARMA - We Are The In Crowd - The Misfits - Marvel Comics - Between The Buried and Me- Resilient Comics - One OK Rock - Rancid - The Wild Life - Yellowcard - Veara - Kumas Korner- Blood For Blood - A Skylit Drive - The Acacia Strain - Bridge 9 Records - Thinkfast! Records - Alive Like Me - Ibanez Guitars - A Loss For Words - Self Help Festival - New Found Glory - Hatebreed - Bigwig - Billy The Kid - Deez Nuts - Impericon - Compassion Co. - Blood on The Dance Floor - Hawthorne Heights - Breathe Carolina - H2O- Beartooth - Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties - The Word Alive - Kid Ink- Madball- Brokencyde- Crown The Empire- Dragonforce - Emmure - Set Your Goals - No Trigger - Capture the Crown - Butch Walker - Twista - AMP Magazine - Title Fight - Aiden - Shai Hulud - Bayside- Catch22 - xBishopx - Champion - MTV - Comeback Kid - Enter Shikari - Otep - The Artery Foundation - Tooth and Nail Records - All Shall Perish - Tama Drums - Paramore - Close to Home - Reverend Horton Heat - Close your Eyes - Set It Off - Four Year Strong - Wage War - Stick To Your Guns - Outbreak - Eulogy Recordings - Warzone - Have Heart - Warlocks MC - Ruckus Apparel - Scream It Like You Mean It Tour - Every Time I Die - Strung Out - The O’Jays - Miss May I
New Found Glory - 7 SECONDS - No Sleep Records - Ben Folds Five - Cromags -
Thank You For Your Interest In My Artwork