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Mike Swartz


Focus Award Judge: Data and Digital Storytelling Award (CAMD & CSSH)

Before starting Upstatement, Mike worked in newsrooms and magazines such as The Boston Globe and Complex Magazine. Mike studied Journalism and Advertising Design_before leaving for a job as Art Director of the Globe’s Sunday Ideas section, later finishing his degree in Computer Science at Boston University. Mike taught graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design from 2009 – 2011. He has spoken at conferences across the country and his work has been honored by the Society for News Design, Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, Editor and Publisher, Communication Arts, SXSW, FastCompany and the Webbys.