ART DIRECTOR TURNED ILLUSTRATOR
Michael grew up in the Boston suburb of Stoughton, Massachusetts. Cycling has always been a part of his life from jumping ditches with flaming tires doused in lighter fluid to daily commutes to work.
VESPER GEORGE SCHOOL OF ART
Attending art school in Boston’s Back Bay during the 70’s as it was undergoing a transformation was the starting point of Michael’s art career. Communting daily with his dad, Gerry Valenti, a well known illustrator in Boston, Michael quickly became very accustomed to the rigors of the working world.
One of just a handful of graduates that went on to work in the arts industry Michael practiced his craft working in two of Boston’s Advertising Agencies during the early 80’s. Robinson Associates and Cabot Advertising.
Landing in Chicago in 1989 and working in one of the worlds largest ad agencies until 2004 Michael honed his creative skills. Producing print and television ads for client’s McDonald’s, Hallmark, P&G and Allstate. After leaving the corporate ad world Michael worked with private clients as he developed the brand he continues to nurture – VELOIST.
Michael launched his storefront cycling art website brand, Veloist in 2008. With over 100 Cycling Art Prints, Posters and Original Paintings this is the place you can purchase Cycling Art from Michael Valenti. New work is always being added so be sure to follow Veloist for updates and special deals.