Shortly after winning the Young Guns award in 2010, Mike Krol renounced graphic design. Moving to Los Angeles to pursue life as a musician and performance artist, he developed a plan to release one 10" record every year for the rest of his life. His 2011 debut, “I Hate Jazz," won him considerable acclaim — albeit, among a modest audience. (To Mike Krol’s chagrin, the audience consisted largely of the very graphic designers whose world he so coldly shunned.)
Mike Krol’s second album, "Trust Fund," was released in June 2013.
Prior to freaking out, Mike Krol was a designer at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. Before that, Mike Krol was a designer at Planet Propaganda in Madison, WI. His personal clients have included Nike, MTV, Penguin, Random House, and various bands you have never heard of.
In 2006, Mike Krol graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.