Michael is an award winning Illustrator, Creative Director, and Graphic Designer with a passion for telling memorable stories.
His creative journey is a product of a childhood steeped in 80s movies and video games, pulp horror movies, and several readings of both The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The converging inspiration resulted in countless hours spent drawing and writing about imaginary places, much to the worry of his parents.
Not one to be discouraged, he continued honing his skills through high school and on into college collecting a BFA in Graphic Design (graduating magna cum laude) and Associate's Degree in Computer Animation (graduating at the top of his class with a focus in Character Modeling).
He continued from there by working his way through the ranks of the advertising agency world all the way from Graphic Designer to Creative Director. In tandem, he co-pioneered the Applied Fiction method of learning which utilizes story to teach complex subject matter by making it more understandable, engaging, and memorable. To further spread the idea into outside organizations, he co-founded the company MetaMythic and is its acting Chief Creative Minister.
His work has been featured in PRINT magazine, won illustration and design awards and taken numerous international learning awards. Through it all, he maintains a wide-eyed curiosity when approaching a project.