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About

Contact

For illustration assignments please contact:

Richard W. Salzman – Salzman International
+1.415.285.8267  or  +1.212.997.0115
richard@salzmanart.com

For anything else:

Mirko Cresta
Hohlstrasse 485
Haus 3
CH – 8048 Zurich
+41 76 512 48 32
mirkocresta@gmail.com
www.mirkocresta.com

Biography

He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Lugano, worked for many years in graphic studies and agencies between Milan and Ticino and then settled in Zurich, where since 2008 he works as a graphic designer and art director.

The illustration for Mirko is a parallel but not a secondary career, given the numerous collaborations and international awards that have punctuated his professional career.

He has found over time his style that has been enriched with realistic details and vibrant colors without renouncing cleanliness and compositional synthesis.
Irony allows him to deal with sensitive, social, political and topical issues, avoiding being didactic or too empathetic.

Awards

2018

  • 3x3 Illustration ProShow Annual No.15. “Merit” Award with 1 illustration.
  • Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators worldwide 18/19. Selected with 3 illustrations.
  • 59th Communication Arts Annual Illustration Competition. Winner in the category “Editorial” with 1 illustration.

2017

  • 3x3 Illustration ProShow Annual No.14. “Merit” Award with 4 illustrations. Honorable Mention” with 2 illustration.
  • American Illustration 36 Award online Archive. Selected with 1 illustration.
  • Creative Quartely n°47. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 2 illustrations.
  • Creative Quartely Best 100 2016 Book. Selected with 1 illustrations.

2016

  • Creative Quartely n°45. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 5 illustrations.
  • 3x3 Illustration ProShow Annual No.13. “Honorable Mention” with 1 illustrations.
  • Creative Quartely n°44. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 1 illustration.
  • Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators worldwide 16/17. Selected with 5 illustrations.
  • Creative Quartely n°43. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 1 illustration.

2015

  • Creative Quartely n°42. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 3 illustrations.
  • Creative Quartely n°41. Winner in the category “Illustration Professional” with 2 illustrations.
  • Creative Quartely n°40. Winner in the category “Illustration Professional” with 1 illustration. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 1 illustration.
  • Creative Quartely n°39. Winner in the category “Illustration Professional” with 1 illustration.
  • American Illustration 34 Award Annual. Selected with 1 illustration included in the IH8War campaign.
  • RGD Canada “Design for Social Good” competition. Winner with 1 illustration included in the IH8War campaign.

2014

  • Creative Quartely n°37. Winner in the category “Illustration Professional” with 2 illustrations.
  • Creative Quartely n°35. Winner in the category “Illustration Professional” with 1 illustration. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 1 illustration.
  • Creative Quartely n°34. Winner in the category “Illustration Professional” with 1 illustration. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 1 illustration.
  • 3x3 Illustration ProShow Annual No.11. Selected with 2 illustrations in the categories “Editorial-Conceptual” and “Self-Promotion”.
  • AOI Illustration Award 2014. Shortlisted with 1 illustration.

2013

  • Creative Quartely n°33. Selected for the “Runner-up” online Gallery with 1 illustrations.
  • 3x3 Illustration ProShow Annual No.10. Selected with 1 illustration in the category “Calendars”.

2012

  • iF Communication Design Award. Selected in the category “digital media – moving images” for the short film “Überleben”.

2011

  • European Design Award. Silver medal in the category “Digital Self-Promotion” for the short film “Überleben”.
  • Poster for Tomorrow 2011. Selected with 1 poster for the catalog and the exhibition.

2010

  • Minimotion 10-Seconds-Film-Festival. Second prize for the short film “Überleben”.