After graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design, Michael began his career in 2000 with ESPN where he spent 4 years as a designer. During his time there he won 2 Sports Emmy awards.
In 2004 Michael moved to Los Angeles to work as a designer and animator with Troika. During his 4 years at Troika, Michael won several BDA awards and worked on projects for clients such as FOX, HGTV, ABC, NFL Network, he also helped launch the Palladia, TRU tv and CW brands. Notably, Michael’s logo was selected as the official mark of NBC’s coverage for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Following his time with Troika, Michael accepted a position as Art Director focusing on international branding at Frame by Frame, a design and post-production firm in Rome, Italy. There he directed projects across Europe and the Middle East. After spending 2 years with FBF Michael went back to school to pursue his Masters degree in Graphic Design at Yale University with a focus on media theory. While at Yale Michael was invited to, and subsequently won the pitch for Fenway Park’s 100 year anniversary brand.
After graduation Michael partnered with Frame by Frame to open and manage their New York division. During that time Michael ran operations, client acquisition and creative. Under Michael, FBF NY had a diverse range of clients including Showtime, Dick Clark Productions, AS Roma, Fendi and the medical cannabis brand, Curaleaf. After four years of running the agency, Michael moved to Los Angeles to refocus his efforts towards creative and work on independent projects.