The Skinny

Michael has a thing for Great White Sharks. When he was five, his parents took him to see Jaws at a local drive-in theatre. To this day he does not sleep with his arms or legs dangling over the edge of his bed.

He brings this same supernormal and imaginative passion to his work. Michael has the intuitive ability to clearly communicate concepts, ideas, energy and personality through his visual design.

Michael has a user-centric approach to design, exceptional visual design skills, and a keen sensibility for color, typography, composition, and a gifted eye for detail. His visual intuitiveness allows him to strike the perfect balance between form and function. Michael’s aesthetic is guided by restraint and simplicity.

Some Samples

Michael’s work speaks to a wide range of individuals and organizations.

The Summary


With over a decade of professional experience, Michael has a proven track record of delivering elegant and simple visual design and interface solutions that are beautiful as well as highly functional. He can multi-task and is able to work independently, as well as in a group setting.

As a skilled visual designer, Michael is able to create stunning aesthetics and drive complex design projects with multiple stakeholders to successful completion. Michael uses strategic thinking to visualize design and deliver successful user experiences.

Education + Experience

Michael has a BFA in Computer Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He also holds a BA in Film Production from Columbia College Chicago.

  • Sheep in Disguise: 2006 – Current
    Freelance Visual Designer
  • Nordic Naturals: 2011 – 2017
    Full-time Contractor
  • Zazengo: 2007 – 2009
    Creative Director
  • ManyOne Networks: 2005 – 2007
    Creative Director


Michael offers a combination of solid expertise, a passionate approach to design, and carefully crafted ideas. Whether you need a re-design or you’re starting from scratch, find out what Sheep in Disguise can do for you.

Get in Touch

  • Michael’s work starts communicating instantly — before you ever read a single word. Wow!

    Kenneth Feldman
    Owner, KPFdigital Creative Services
  • Michael’s mastery of the technical and artistic aspects of web design have enabled us to effectively communicate complex science and policy issues to a large and diverse global audience.

    Cutler J. Cleveland
    Professor of Geography and Environment, Boston University
  • From the look and feel to the power of optimized flow, Sheep in Disguise works tirelessly to deliver and in the process, no detail is sacrificed.

    Jake Wall
    Artistic Director, JAKE
  • Michael lives your project with you. He internalizes your vision, emotions, ideas and constraints; and then breathes life, energy, clarity, and joy into your project.

    Amir Soltani
    Director of Operations, Omid for Iran
  • Every job where I need fresh, unique and incredible design, I think of Michael—as I know he will bring ideas and knowledge to the entirety of the project.

    Kevin J. Foxe
    Executive Producer, The Blair Witch Project