5and27 is the online portfolio of Michael Swiatlowski.
"Being born is power!"

Experience

LEGO Systems, Inc
Senior Art Director
Dream job. Currently working on LEGO Star Wars all day, everyday. I’m involved in a wide variety of campaign development and work with a great team on packaging, key visuals. print ads, and anything else that might get thrown at us.

Hasbro Games
Graphic Designer, Sr Art Director
10 years of board games! I was responsible for visual brand direction and packaging design mainly in the Kids category. I worked hands-on with the internal game design team as well as with great outside illustration, photography, and design studios.

Palm Strategy & Design
Grunt
I worked closely with the founder, Claudia Palmeria, in this boutique agency that served local and regional businesses. I mostly ran for coffee and dropped off the studio rent payments.

MASS MoCA
Graphic Designer
Cut my teeth and gained invaluable experience from Doug Bartow, Design Director, while working on post cards, posters, programs, and a variety of marketing materials.

Education

The Art Institute of Boston
BFA, Graphic Design

 

 

Extracurricular

5&27 Design
Freelance/Volunteer Art and Design
Screen printed posters, letterpressed invitations, music packaging, and many other things for friends, family, and strangers alike. Current office hours are 9pm to 11pm, two or three nights a week.

Bikes Fight Cancer
Chief Creative Officer, Town Line Champ
Since 2006, Bikes Fight Cancer has participated in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge which is a 2-day, 192-mile bike ride to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To date, we’ve proudly raised over $330,000 and are continuing to grow.

The Old Store Collective
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Established in 1998 (though we’ve slowed down significantly in the last 5 years), The Old Store Collective is a non-profit, volunteer run, music & arts organization. We’ve set up over 200 all-ages shows in old store fronts, AmVets halls, bowling alleys, and sheds.

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