Howdy. My name is Michael, and I’m a graphic designer / art director / creative type. I have a wide range of capabilities and over seven years of experience in design and advertising, a keen eye for detail and a wide view of the big picture. I’m a native Texan who also inherently believes in big thinking and smart concept. An eternal optimist, I always strive to create radical and relevant work, and am not afraid to lose a pitch or turn down a gig for the right reasons (shh—don’t tell accounting).
I’m happy doing pro-bono work for non-profits, fast-paced projects for startups, full-blown campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and everything in between. My experience includes working at a large, integrated ad agency, small and medium design firms and freelancing. I’ve improved the image of brands like YouTube, Google, Hitachi, Samsung, Kelly-Moore Paints, StubHub, SanDisk, JVC, VIZIO, BNSF Railway, Safeway, Commercial Metals and ARAMARK. My work has been recognized by the AIGA, DSVC and Under Consideration, and published in several brand identity books. Variety, for me, truly is the Sriracha of life.
When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I can be found enjoying and exploring San Francisco, riding my 40-year-old motorcycle through the mountains and traveling as much as possible. If it’s something I’ve never done, you can bet your ass I plan on doing it—within relatively legal parameters, of course.