Michael’s early career as a graphic designer coincided with the introduction of computers. Working on packaging for music, food, fragrance, and household cleaning products, he applied the traditional skills he learned as a mechanical/comp artist to the emerging technology – evolving as a designer and finisher as the software evolved. He's been working in the entertainment advertising business since 1991, most notably at Showtime starting in 1997 where he worked for 14 years as designer, art director, then creative director on titles such as Dexter, Nurse Jackie, and Weeds – specializing mainly in key art development with emphasis on concept and premium aesthetic. In late 2011 he moved to L.A. to take his current position of VP/Creative Director at NBC where he oversees the in-house design team developing print and digital marketing campaigns for NBC's prime time series. His personal interests include ecstatic dance, yoga, and kirtan (sanskrit chanting). He recorded a kirtan album “Awakening” that was released in 2016.