I’m Verena Michelitsch, an art director and designer based in New York City. Since 2018 I’m the co-creative director of Gossamer magazine, a bi-annual lifestyle print magazine about Cannabis, and creative director of the Gossamer brand. We launch 2 annual monothematic print magazines, featuring a variety of international writers, photographers, illustrators and artists. The magazine's audience is culturally aware and intellectually curious. Goal is to bridge the gap between the cannabis world—with all its outdated stereotypes and tired branding—and the larger lifestyle and luxury space in a creative, elevated, and accessible way.

I’m Verena Michelitsch, an independent designer and art director, originally from Austria, based in New York City. I specialize in conceptualizing and creating visual expressions spanning graphic design, art- and creative direction, illustration, editorial– and digital design. I’ve had the pleasure of working with an array of international clients including Apple, Nasa/JPL, Facebook, Bottega Veneta and The Smithsonian. I'm the co-creative director of Gossamer magazine, a bi-annual lifestyle print magazine about Cannabis and creative director of the Gossamer brand. 

Besides my work with Gossamer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with an array of international clients including Apple, Nasa/JPL, Facebook, Google, Bottega Veneta, and worked on Brand Identities for startups in the field of fashion, beauty and art.

I’m Verena Michelitsch, an independent designer and art director, originally from Austria, based in New York City. I specialize in conceptualizing and creating visual expressions spanning graphic design, art- and creative direction, illustration, editorial– and digital design. I’ve had the pleasure of working with an array of international clients including Apple, Nasa/JPL, Facebook, Bottega Veneta and The Smithsonian. I'm the co-creative director of Gossamer magazine, a bi-annual lifestyle print magazine about Cannabis and creative director of the Gossamer brand. 

For inquiries, collaborations and questions please e-mail studio@verenamichelitsch.com

For inquiries, collaborations and questions please don't hesitate to email studio@verenamichelitsch.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Independent Creative, Design-
& Art Director
Brooklyn, NY, 2018–now

Senior Art Director (Freelance), Apple
New York, NY, 2020 

Art Director (Freelance) Apple 
Sunnyvale, CA, 2017 

Design Director, Sid Lee
New York, 2014–16

Sr. Designer RoAndCo
New York City, NY, 2012–14

Design Intern, Sagmeister Inc.
New York City, NY, 2011

Founding Member, En Garde
Graz, Austria 2008

STUDIOS / FREELANCE

Pentagram
Sagmeister & Walsh
NR 2154
Collins
RoAndCo
High Tide
Human NY
The Working Assembly

SELECT CLIENTS

Apple
Anna Sheffield
Bing Bang Jewelry
Bottega Veneta
Condé Nast
Chobani
FInn Jewelry
Gossamer
Google Creative Labs
sasha + lucca
Smithsonian National
Museum of the
American Indian
Stone And Strand
Splendid Spoon
NASA JPL
Talsam
The New School
The Optimist
Tower 28
Overheard

SELECT ONLINE PRESS

AIGA Eye on Design
The Design Kids
Make Nice
Designsponge
Page Online
Design Kiosque
Trendland
Fast.Co Design
Under Consideration
Magculture
Itsnicethat
Passerbuys
She-Form
Fubiz
Woman.at 

SELECT PRINT PRESS

Soirée Graphique 8
Novum Magazin
Page Magazin
étapes:
Gestalten Los Logos
Hightone Good Idea
Victionary Gold + Silver
fast.co Magazine
Computer Arts Magazine
Choi’s Gallery
Box Südsteiermark Magazin

LECTURES

Likeminds Festival  Panel
Fishkill, NY, September 2019

Shillington School of
Graphic Design
New York, NY, March 2019

FH Joanneum University of
Applied Arts
Graz, Austria, January 2019

Ortweinschule für Kunst
& Design Graz, Austria,
December 2018

Live from OFFF Barcelona
Barcelona, May 2018

Live from 99U Conference
New York City, 2018

Designforum
Graz Austria, 2016

1971 Design Space
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2016

Ringling College of Art & Design,
Sarasota, FL, 2015

Let's Talk Design
Brooklyn, NY, 2014

STUDIO / CONTACT

Please get in touch via e-mail for inquiries, requests or questions: studio@verenamichelitsch.com


IMPRINT

Website built with
Semplice.
Portfolio photography by
Joanna McClure,
Caroline Fayette, Yael
Malka, Tom Huveners,
Flora Maclean and
myself.

SOCIAL

ARCHIVE

See archive on Behance.