The Story

I am...

A dedicated problem-solver

Designers are problem-solvers. We use technology and multi-sensory communication to help audiences accomplish desired tasks. Sometimes the task is to make a purchase or employ a service, at other times the task is to create awareness, or simply induce a smile.  My job is to figure out how to best sculpt, realize and amplify your vision.

In love with the process of making art & design

As a designer, artist & teacher, I have grown to appreciate and love the building process. Don’t get me wrong, seeing users interact with the finish product and “get it” is satisfying, but absorbing a concept, exploring options, then editing down to the most effective idea is a special process.  My clients, colleagues and students learn to understand the concept of creating a mood and a culture behind a brand. Every brand develops a personality, my goal is to define, mold or extract that personality, then broadcast it to the world.

Approving Mentions


Michael has great perspective on the software, its uses in a work environment, and its context within other multimedia software uses and platforms. Very personable, engaged and engaging, and encouraging.

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Michael was great at balancing the class dynamic and experience level. He's very nice, pleasant, and knowledgeable.

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Keep on Keeping On Michael. You did an OUTSTANDING Job!

- Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

I absolutely loved the knowledge, passion and engagement from Michael.  This class brought me back to my passion of design and my excitement for design/marketing and learning basic fundamentals and new concepts.

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

I have been a designer for a few years. I am so happy I took this course because I learned some new tricks and tools. - Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Michael is a great instructor, very personable, and not at all judgmental on how little I might know about a specific thing.  He totally adjusted to the situation - if I knew more about something, he talked at a higher level as appropriate, then, when I knew little about something, he covered the basics seamlessly.   Great teacher!!

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Thanks for sending me on a new trajectory with my career.  I feel like I've finally arrived in the 21st Century!

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Such a patience teacher!  Great attitude!

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Excellent instructor.  We covered a lot of information.  I feel I can create a wonderful website in WordPress after this class!

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback

Wonderful! I took a semester of cad in college with little success and I feel more comfortable in photoshop in two days with Michael. I'm really looking forward to using the program in my professional life. I will be looking into the level two and illustrator courses.

-Digital Workshop Center, student feedback