I Wake Up Super-Early
4:00. Sometimes earlier.
Perhaps a little too early for some people.
I’m Afraid of Super-Deep Water
I grew up in Hawai’i. I surf.
I Get Super-Car Sick
Unless, I’m riding shotgun.
Then, I’m super-fine.
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“Michael is one of the best at what he does. Talented, collaborative and a true team-player, I always welcomed the chance to work together. We worked closely on a variety of projects for different clients and each time it proved to be a successful partnership. I'd welcome the chance to work with him again in nearly any capacity.”Eric LevinGlobal Chief Content Officer, Spark - Chief Content Officer, Publicis US
“There truly isn't another person I would want working with me from an art direction/design stand point. Over the past 6 years Michael has done everything from beautiful conceptual work of his own to making my work better with his keen design sense and ideation skills. He just thinks visually, no business challenge wouldn't benefit from him working on it. Great ideas executed brilliantly. I would have him on my team any day.
(on a side note, if you work with him, he brings you chocolate covered macadamia nuts from Hawaii once a year, so there's that as well)”Erik HostetlerEVP, Executive Creative Director at Moxie
There are people who just know. They "get it." They clearly have a genuine love for the work. The art. The idea. The words. The people who work with Michael, find themselves feeling jealous. You can almost hear them say: "How did he do that?" He inspires better work, and people push themselves harder, when he's around.
His innate sensibility in concept development, design aesthetics, and critical thinking, make him a stand out art director across all mediums.
Work with Michael, and you too, will be envious.”Renee BlakeCCO | eBay > Nike | Netflix | Coke > Moxie | Publicis | IPG > Creative | Strategy | Marketing | Speaker
“A true hybrid creative pro who can literally do it all. I worked with Michael for over 3 years at Moxie, where he was the Creative Director on our Coca-Cola social content team and later VP, Group Creative Director on our Delta social account. Michael consistently demonstrated a solid work ethic as well as a true commitment to anything needed to drive creative success. I’ve seen Michael go from inspiring creative leader, to skilled set photographer, to straight-up lead designer in a matter of hours. He’s a talented creator in every sense of the word. Michael was a dedicated, self-motivated, methodical, and talented creative partner and I enjoyed working with him.”Jared KozelEVP, Executive Creative Director Moxie/Publicis | Top 40 Under 40 Atlanta | Adweek Top 100 Creative Talent