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Meet the Member: Grimdrops

Mike Grimaldi- Grimdrops

IG: @grimdrops

In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.

Mike Grimaldi/GRIMDROPS was raised in Gloucester, MA. He holds his BFA in illustration from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. and has years of experience in the creative field. He’s held a number of positions in the field including patent illustrator, graphic designer, character designer, surface designer, apparel designer and screen printer. He has a strong interest and eye in the use of illustration, hand lettering and typography in his work.

Working full time in the creative field hasn’t slowed down his freelance work under the name GRIMDROPS. He’s worked with some amazing clients on a wide variety of projects like hand lettered signs, murals, logos, package design, caricatures, portraits and show posters to name a few.

Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.

Drawing has been an integral part of my life since I was a child and remains to be a cornerstone of my life to this day. I get a kick out of being a visual problem solver and in bringing others joy through my artwork.

What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community?

Grimdrops helps businesses get customer’s attention with eye catching and thought provoking imagery.

What was the last book you read?

The book I’m currently reading that’s having an enormous impact on me is “Can’t hurt me” by David Goggins.

What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?

My pseudonym Grimdrops comes from my nickname “Grim” because of my last name, Grimaldi. I’ve always been a hip hop fan and each time one of my favorite artists would release a new track or album, it would be referred to as being “dropped.” All new artwork created by me, are in turn, Grimdrops.

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