Mike Wirth is known both nationally and internationally for his work with digital technology. Earning his Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Parsons School of Design, Wirth has extensive knowledge in the world of infographics and data visualization and their ability to tell a story.
In addition to being a Queens professor, Wirth has operated his own freelance design business for more than 10 years helping companies, universities and organizations analyze, organize and visualize their troves of data. He has helped clients such as Siemens, Anheuser Busch and the John F. Kennedy Center build their brand.
Wirth's reputation has led to a partnership with the American Institute of Graphic Arts to develop civic symbols that could make the city of Charlotte more accessible to visitors. He also works with McGraw-Hill to create graphics for high school level textbooks.
With a strong Twitter following, Wirth is media savvy and has a passion for infographic design that is evident through his work. He has been featured by the Charlotte Observer multiple times, as well as the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, the Washington Post and Comedy Central.
- Rockefeller Center and the Chelsea Art Gallery, New York, NY
- Split New Media and Film Fest, Split, Croatia
- The WRO Wroclaw Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
- The Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
Awards and Research
- Dance.Draw,2009, research project that received a National Science Foundation Creative IT grant for $250,000
- Summit International Design Awards, 2011, silver medal for creative excellence in interactive data visualization