Michael certainly didn’t take the traditional creative path for an Art Director. After receiving a B.A. in Communications and Advertising from Loyola University Chicago, he worked as an Account Executive at Havas Chicago. During that time, outside of work, his love for graphic design, visual storytelling and smart conceptual thinking inspired him to make a bold change in his career. Michael pursued his creative passion by attending The Chicago Portfolio School with a concentration in Art Direction. After, Michael landed an Art Director role at Havas Chicago working on clients such as City of Chicago, Citibank, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and AutoZone. Michael ensured that any client problem was solved by thoughtful and creative solutions through strategic mediums such as broadcast, social, activations, direct marketing and out of home. Outside of work, Michael is an obsessive Chicago sports fan, music lover and chicken wing connoisseur.
“Great work doesn’t just come from anywhere. It requires a combination of smart strategic thinking, a great human insight, some extra creative research and inspiration, and a little imagination to tie it all together. That is the recipe for great work.
“As a creative person, we should find inspiration in the world around us. The best creative work is born out being curious and attentive about everything we read, see and hear. Turning that into something that solves our clients biggest problems.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” – Muhammad Ali