Mike Carroll has been an Art Director, accessory designer, graphic designer, photographer and production artist. Mike recently rejoined with Select Distribution, where he began his career. This time he has been fortunate to work directly with skate legends like Christian Hosoi, Duane Peters, Mike Vallely and Marty "Jinx" Jimenez.
He is also the owner of Iron Monkey Creative which allows him to work with a diverse range of clients that are outside of the skate & action sports industry. Some clients include Vans, Wienerschnitzel Hot Dogs, Universal Studios and WD-40.
Mike’s commitment and his positive approach to everyday work has led to success in his positions as well as strong relationships with his peers. His experience has given him the opportunity to develop his management & team buliding skills.
Mike graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco Ca. with a BFA in graphic design.
OwnerIron Monkey Creative, Fountain Valley, Ca.February 2016 - Current
Art DirectorSelect Distribution, Costa Mesa, Ca.April 2014 - February 2016Select Distribution is a manufacturer of skateboards, skateboard accessories, apparel, accessories and footwear. Home to brands like Vision Skateboards, Hosoi Skateboards, Smith Safety Gear and Draven Shoes.
Art DirectorBlue Sphere Inc., Santa Ana, Ca.June 2007 - April 2014
Blue Sphere is a Southern California apparel company with roots embedded in the Rockabilly lifestyle with brands like Lucky 13 Apparel and Dirty Devil clothing.
Accessory DesignerBlue Sphere Inc., Santa Ana, Ca.June 2005 - June 2007
Art DirectorSelect Distribution, Costa Mesa, Ca.October 2003 - May 2005Proficient in:
• Adobe Creative Suite programs
• AfterEffects & Final Cut Pro
• Layout design
• Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS
• Microsoft Office
• Color separations
• Filing & Data Management
• Problem Solving
• Mac & PC literate