EXIST is the multi-disciplinary moniker of Michigan based graphic artist, and educator*
Michael Glowacki.

*What a mouthful.

Photograph by the talented www.gretchenellephoto.com

For nearly 15 years I have been collaborating with amazing clients. I cut my teeth working for creative agencies in Chicago and Boston. As a full-time designer, I helped produce print and web content for clients Bank of America, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Kohler, Mozilla Firefox. As an Associate Professor of Graphic Design, I do my best to pass on my love and knowledge for the arts. As a working graphic artist, I pinch my cheeks and thank the stars everyday I am honored with the opportunity to help clients pursue their passions through my own.



MFA / Cranbrook Academy of Art 05-07
BFA / Kendall College of Art & Design 02-05


Editorial Design
Event Marketing
Graphic Design
Identity Design
Logo Design
Packaging Design
Photography Retouching
Type Design
Web Design

Past & Present Clients

A Pleasant Dog, Abe Maybe, AMATYC (The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges), ASD Solutions, Bank of America, Boro Resale, Bison Machine, Chrysler, The DayNites, Dodge, DAAC (Division Avenue Arts Collective), E+L Salon, Evolve Build, Fiat, Go To Property Management, Grand Rapids Community Arts, Grove Studios, Jeep, Karmaloop, Kohler, MIDAS, Firefox, Re.dwell, Right Time Construction, Stovepipe Soaps

1. Identify

Identify the entire scope of the project to create an appropriate creative brief and contract. We both need to define all the deliverables you will need, how they will be used and when you need them.

2. Learn

Gather research, references, and resources. Research of the past and current market the design work will be implemented in will make the most effective design work.

3. Drafting

This is where I generate an agreed upon amount of graphic design options for you and present them by an agreed upon time.

4. Collaboaration

Now, we discuss pro's and con's of the graphic design options and solidify a direction to move forward with.

5. Revisions

I'm going back to the grindstone for while. Once the deliverables are close to being complete its time for both of us to look through the work with a fine-tooth comb.

6. Launch

Crack open some champagne! At the finish line you receive all the agreed upon deliverables you need in every format needed.


No two clients are the same. A creative brief defines the scope of the project, a timeline, and expectations for both parties.

Exist Design Studio was able to take my logo requirements for my new business and turn them around into a brilliant design that is better than I could have ever hoped for. If you want exceptional quality design work done, Michael is who you need to get ahold of!

Henry Westerhuis

Founder, Right Time Construction

We loved the beer can label Michael created for the Midland Brewing Company! He’s very receptive and easy to work with. The resulting artwork was exactly what we were looking for! We will definitely be contacting him again!

Theresa Wasinski

Midland Brewing Company

I would love to hear about your project.

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