Michael grew up with a No. 2 in his hand and a feverish desire to create. One of his earliest memories includes selling drawings of Marvel superheroes to family and friends in his Lost Park neighborhood. Being a natural artist that always wanted to know more, Michael worked in various medias from illustration to airbrushing to growing scenes like graffiti. He also has experience working with nearly every medium from ink to screen printing.

This obsession of art and learning led him to The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where he graduated with a degree in graphic design. Since then, he has spent the past 12 years working as a professional graphic designer, honing his skills and developing a unique visual style. Michael prides himself on being a problem solver and highly conceptual designer that delivers clear yet often unexpected solutions to his clients. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design at Saint Joseph’s University in Rensselaer, Indiana.