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Secrets of Corel® Painter™ Experts: Tips, Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities by Linda Hellfritsch, Daryl Wise

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Chapter 14. Mike Thompson

About the Artist

I began my professional career as both a designer and an illustrator after graduating in 1990 from the University of Maryland with a degree in graphic arts. Fashion designer/CCO Marc Ecko personally recruited me to head his company’s T-shirt department in 1997. In 2002, my artwork was prominently integrated into Ecko’s advertising campaign; this set the brand apart from its competitors and gained the interest of several recording artists. My portraits of personalities such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, and the Roots have solidified me as a major presence in the urban art world.

In 2003, I made the decision to leave Ecko Unlimited and work for myself. Since forming Mike T Artworks, LLC, I have been featured in two ...

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