Michael Polnasek

Co-Owner of Black Gold Records

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Work Experience

Black Gold Brooklyn


January 2016 - Present New York, United States

The Daily Targum

Productions Director

Manage a team of 7 designers and paginators, overseeing all
technical and managerial aspects of the productions deptartment
for a 17,000 circulation daily newspaper.
Lead and assist in the technical direction and creation of print
and Web advertising for our advertisers. Design and oversee
creation of special-issue layouts, identity design, merchandise,
promotional campaigns, and marketing kits. High-profile clients
include Philip Morris, UMDNJ, Walmart, AT&T, U.S. Marines,
Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon, J&J, Rutgers University and Enterprise.
2004 - January 2016 New Jersey, United States

Devildance Records

Owner / Art Director

Design record and CD packaging, inserts, logos, marketing
and promotional campaigns and Web ads for a small New
Jersey-based, Independent record company. Assisting in
write-ups, bios and social-media management. High-profile
clients include Mercury Records recording artist The
Gaslight Anthem.
2000 - Present New Jersey, United States

Letters From Earth

Owner / Letterpress Printer / Designer

For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with all manners of printing and printmaking. In 2012 a few friends and I invested in a Miehle V-50 vertical letterpress machine and set up a small letterpress shop. It's largely a hobby for lack of time, but we do accept commissioned work.
2012 - Present New Jersey, United States

Manville History Blog

Creator / Blogger

I started this blog about the history of my hometown of Manville for fun. It quickly turned into a huge online community, and a valuable site for exclusive historical reference.
2010 - Present United States