Mike Governale

I am an Interactive Art Director with 15+ years of experience creating digital ad campaigns and communications.

The internet doesn’t care whether you’re a Fortune 500 global force or a start-up—and neither do I. While in the ad agency world I got to work with giants like BMW Financial Services, Delta Private Jets, Lufthansa, Kodak, Xerox, Green Mountain Coffee, Mederma®, Excellus BCBS, and Constellation Brands. But I’m also quite passionate about helping local non-profits put their best face forward and have worked with the Rochester City Ballet, Rochester Cycling Alliance, Landmark Society of Western New York, and WALL\THERAPY.

If your online image is important to you (and it should be) let’s talk.

Career Highlights

Digital Designer + Creative Director
2016 – Present

Partners + Napier
Sr. Interactive Art Director / Creative Group Supervisor
2006 – 2015

Leveractive, LLC.
V.P., Creative Development
2004 – 2006

Coombs Media
Multimedia Artist
2000 – 2004

Adjunct Professor
R.I.T., College of Imaging Arts + Sciences
2000 – 2001

E-Znet Incorporated
Web Designer
1999 – 2000


Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors

Rochester Institute of Technology
Associate in Applied Science with Honors
Graphic Design



Reconnect Rochester
Founder / President
2010 – Present

Board of Directors
2012 – 2014

Blogger / Contributor
2008 – Present

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ADDY Awards - Gold
Gold ADDY Awards
ADDY Awards - Silver
Silver ADDY Awards
Misc. Accolades
RBJ Best of Web, 2014
City Newspaper Best Blog Nominee, 2012-15
Talks + Presentations
TEDx Presenter, 2012
Social Media Followers
Social Media Followers (and counting)