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Michael Nÿkamp

mkn design

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Creating thoughtful, compelling experiences through design and illustration

Mkn design is a design and illustration studio, founded by Michael Nÿkamp. Motivated by problem-solving, Michael researches, questions, and listens–resulting in thoughtful, compelling experiences for brands around the world.

Michael's enthusiasm for the process drives him to perpetually create and explore opportunities in the world around him. (It's also his best remedy for relaxation.) His blog, Chronicles have become instrumental in his practice–a repository of inspiration, curiosity, and worthwhile studies.

Interested in partnering with mkn design? Or simply want to learn more about Michael's approach and experience? Contact him at:


• Creative and Art Direction
• Design
• Print, digital, environmental applications, and video

• Editorial
• Iconography
• Inforgraphics
• Technical

Work Experience

Mkn Design

Independent Owner + Creative Director + Designer + Illustrator
Present United States

The Illustration League

Founder + Curator
Present United States

Midwest UX

Design Lead

Midwest UX is the leading regional User Experience conference.
United States

Kendall College Of Art And Design

Adjunct Instructor
United States


United States


Designer + Illustrator
United States


Adobe Creative Suite, Art Direction, Creative Direction, GRAPHIC DESGIN , Illustration, Leadership,