I'm Michael Mesker — a Creative/Art Director based in Los Angeles.

I have over 20 years experience creating innovative, compelling and engaging campaigns for a diverse range of clients — from multi-national corporations to musicians, bands and the music and entertainment industries — across a range of media (print, online, video, live/experiential).  During this time, I've worked extensively as a Creative Director, Art Director and Designer in Australia, Japan, and the US, and have also toured the world as a live music photographer and tour documentarian.

The early half of my career consisted of working with major corporations in digital media. The latter half has focused exclusively on music, musicians, art and entertainment — providing creative direction, artist management, end-to-end product strategy, product/album packaging, album promotion, touring and tour promotion, integrated web presence/social media, video, print, and photography. 

As a live music photographer, my work has been published in Rolling Stone (US), The New York Times (US), Guitar Player (US), Premier Guitar (US), Bass Player (US), Sound Designer (Japan), The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Australian Guitar (Australia), and numerous other guitar magazines around the world.

Education: I am a graduate of the College Of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, with a major in Art History & Theory, and a minor in practical Photography.

Contact: hello@michaelmesker.com

People, Brands and Clients I've Worked With:

  • Zappa Records
  • Steve Vai
  • DiMarzio
  • Tony MacAlpine
  • Captain Beefheart
  • Favored Nations Entertainment
  • The Aristocrats
  • Bryan Beller
  • Metalocalypse/Dethklok
  • Brendon Small
  • Devin Townsend
  • Eric Sardinas
  • Michael McDonald
  • Desmond Child
  • Chage & Aska
  • DJ Krush
  • Virgil Donati
  • Universal Music Enterprises
  • Nike
  • Mazda Motor Corporation (Japan)
  • Toyota (USA, Japan and Australia)
  • Lexus (Australia and USA)
  • Universal Records Japan/ Kitty MME
  • Disney Japan
  • Elle Magazine
  • Ibanez/Hoshino
  • LexisNexis
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
  • Sydney Festival
  • Zurich Insurance
  • ING Bank/Mercantile Mutual
  • California Arts Council
  • Vivendi Universal
  • Sony/Epic/Red
  • Syn Tokyo
  • Spike Asia/Pacific
  • Copacino+Fujikado
  • Waves Audio
  • DigiDesign
  • Mackie/LOUD Technologies
  • t.c. electronic
  • Guitar World
  • Sevenmag
  • Southcorp Wines
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