My Passion

My passion in design revolves around problem solving. My favorite part of a new project is initial talk with the client where I get to evaluate their needs/wants/desires and start the process of figuring out how to fit all those pieces together. I love the discovery phase, where I sketch ideas layouts, find cool ways to display information, and look into new and old methods for development.

For the past 4+ years I've worked at TriMark Digital.  I'm currently the Senior Web Designer on staff. Since beginning the job in 2012, I've learned a tremendous amount. I've worked on 12+ websites that have launched over the years, countless social media posts, ad campaigns, a few logos, and quiet a few email designs. 


What I'm Up to:

Work like a scientist, present like a snake charmer
— Mike Monterio

The Quick Guide

  1. I have a dog named Takoand 2 cats, Merlin & Zelda.
  2. I graduated from NCSU, majoring in Graphic Design, and a minor in Art and Design.
  3. I have a full sleeve, its all Miyazaki Movies.
  4. I teach a cardio kickboxing class once a week.
  5. Last year I completed a Spartan Trifecta. Running 3 races from a 5K to a Half Marathon over the course of the year. 
  6. As much as I try not to be, I'm a terrible speller. 

Percent of Program Use Over the years


Types of Design

  • Website Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Social Media Posts
  • Email Design
  • PPC Display Ads
  • Flyer & Print Design
  • Photography


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Lightroom
  • After Effects
  • Experience Design