Mike Hnida is an award-winning graphic designer and photographer with 10 years’ experience in all kinds of design and photography. His unique blend of style is developed from a broad range of artistic and photographic experience.

Mike was born and raised in Elk River, Minnesota and currently lives in Minneapolis. He is a professional graphic designer and photographer who currently works for Lavender Magazine, and runs his own freelance design and photography business.

As a designer, Mike strives to create out-of-the-box designs, to push the envelope, and welcome new challenges with enthusiasm. Clean design is the common thread throughout his portfolio, and the design awards that Mike has won are a testament to the widespread appeal of his work. Mike graduated with “Honors and Distinction” from Brown College (MN), where he received an Associates Degree in Visual Communications.

As a photographer, Mike has earned recognition and respect in the photography field and his photographs, which have been published in Lavender Magazine and various online media (Model Mayhem), have received numerous honors and awards from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA). Mike is comfortable and relaxed in both the studio and shooting on location, possessing the ability to be creative even under pressure.