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Mike Tveskov

Senior Graphic Designer

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The Innovative Artist

Mike – Texas born, but Connecticut raised – isn’t just our in-house design specialist. He is also ready with all (well, almost all) your automotive and aviation queries. Mike once spent four years fixing the radar and electronic systems on F-15 fighter jets as a member of the Air Force. He also once served on the Connecticut Air National Guard. Mike had dreams of being a military aviation electronics specialist, traveling the world. But – also having been an epic notebook-margin doodler throughout grade school and someone who was continually fascinated by his art classes growing up – a career in a creative field beckoned loudly, instead. He listened to this calling. His first graphic arts job after graduating from the University of Bridgeport sent him to the other side of the world as a design apprentice for a small branding and design agency in Denmark. Here, his design career began – which now spans several decades. Mike values the unique Air-Force technician-to-artist path greatly because he believes this trajectory taught him life-defining values a more traditional path may not have exposed him to.

As our creative and articulate visionary at Acertitude, Mike is a senior graphic designer. Here, he develops and executes our collective visual voice as a firm, spanning everything from breaking press releases to event strategies. You may see his work appear on our social media, our website, in the press, and more.

Before Acertitude, Mike spent over 20 years as a graphic designer, art director, and project manager at the global management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman. Here, as a member of a substantial global creative team, he collaborated with entity stakeholders, managed creative assets for the firm’s Health & Life Sciences practice, and delivered artistic direction for numerous rebrands and executive-focused events. Mike’s professional experience also includes work as a project manager and designer at Red Brick Design where he helped support clients like Compaq, and a Consulting Senior Designer at Arthur D. Little where he offered freelance graphic design support to their marketing team. He’s also worked as an illustrator, assistant art director, and production artist over the years. Mike graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design.

Outside of work, Mike and his wife, Virginia, enjoy travel together and sometimes with Olivia, their street-smart and very wily rescue dog. In his spare time, over many years, Mike and Virginia have found – and continue to find – deep joy in adopting a succession of both younger and older dogs in need of a home, including some from rescue organizations. When Mike’s not working, his early love of anything with wheels and wings continues unabated (except for the lying on cold garage floor concrete part, that he can do without these days), translating into a steadfast passion for cars. As an automotive hobbyist, he greatly appreciates tinkering in the garage with cars that are both gently-loved and in need of a little TLC. 


Education

University of Bridgeport, BFA, Illustration and Graphic Design