Nice to meet you.

I'm Mike, a Los Angeles-based, Midwest-at-heart Creative Director with a background in Art Direction. 

I've been in the industry for 19 years. For a decade, I bounced back and forth between CPB and Chiat, where I learned the virtues of working hard and fast, wearing multiple hats, and that ultimately the best idea is king. Along the way, I've been fortunate to pick up awards from every major award show, and coverage from all the major media outlets. 

Also, I've been told I'm not an asshole. So like I said, it's nice to meet you. Let's brew up a pot of coffee and get to work.  


Awards

1 Emmy Nomination
3 Cannes Lions, 3 shortlists
1 One Show Pencil, 4 merits
1 AICP Award
1 D&AD Nomination
1 London International Awards Statue

Featured Press

The New York Times
ABC News
Time Magazine
Gizmodo
Mashable
Esquire
Fast Company
Buzzfeed
Gawker
US Weekly
 

 

Work

Freelance Creative Director/Art Director
Netflix, Riot Games, 72andSunny, David & Goliath, Media Arts Lab, Deutsch, Doner LA
2016–present
Clients: League of Legends, Google, Apple, Netflix, DiGiorno, Taster's Choice

VP/Creative Director
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Los Angeles
2014–2016
Clients: Grey Poupon, A.1. Sauce, Applebee's

Associate Creative Director
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Los Angeles
2011–2014
Clients: Grey Poupon, A.1. Sauce, Old Navy, Applebee's

Associate Creative Director
TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles
2009–2011
Clients: Visa, Activision, Energizer

Art Director
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Los Angeles
2006-2009
Clients: Domino's Pizza, Volkswagen, Sprite, American Express, Burger King, Geek Squad

Art Director
Blue Sky Agency, Atlanta
2005-2006
Clients: Atlanta Braves, Moe's Southwest Grill

Art Director
Moondance Design Group, Cincinnati
2001-2004
Clients: Bakery Crafts, Thompson Learning

Education

The Creative Circus
Certificate in Art Direction

Xavier University
B.A. Advertising, minor in Graphic Design