Michael Pantuso is a Designer and Artist who lives and works in Chicago and New York.
As a creative leader, Michael Pantuso excels at the intersection of design, artistry, and creatively-inspired ideas. An artist and designer with a solid business background, Michael has spent much of his career as a branding, advertising and marketing communications professional. Previously, as Executive Designer at IDEAS360° (a brand design agency in Chicago), Michael was responsible for overseeing the design, development and implementation of multichannel initiatives. Before joining the company in 2013, Michael was Principal of Michael Pantuso Design. In early 2014, he began his transition to becoming a distinguished fine artist.
As a fine artist, Michael’s art enables him to openly delve into inventive and curious ideas for exploration, experimentation, and personal creative growth. His artwork work blends subjects from nature with mechanical and fabricated elements. The intricate details and inner-workings of these elements are expressed through a process of division, reconstruction and a meticulous handling of shapes, colors and graphic patterning. The result becomes a multi-layered space. A visual interplay which blurs the boundaries of precision, creating an echo and vibration that lifts the image from it’s two dimensional surface.