Mikey Burton: "Midwesterny" Editorial Illustration by Luke McLaughlin

Mikey Burton started out as a designer. He studied graphic design at Kent State University in Ohio, learning design to make brochures and brand guidelines and logos, and ended up being an illustrator. He approaches illustration from the mind-set of a designer: “I’m always trying to make the illustration process as simple as possible, to use as minimal an amount of information as possible, because I am not an illustrator,” says Burton. Despite his claim of not being an illustrator, his illustrations with a self-described “Midwesterny Aesthetic” have found their way into the top ranks of internationally renowned newspapers and magazines.

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