Michael’s professional career spans both traditional and technology-based methods. He began his professional career as a technical illustrator in the early 1980’s, creating illustrations for the aerospace industry. As a freelance advertising illustrator his clients included Mitsubishi, Seiko Instruments, Mars Candy, Beckman Instruments, and Kodak. His personal work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, New York, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and Spectrum, Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.
Michael was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1956 and received his BFA Summa Cum Laude from Laguna College of Art & Design, California. While in the process of completing his MFA at California State University Long Beach, Michael was initiated into the National Honor Society April 30, 2005. He began teaching at Laguna College of Art & Design in 1996 and became the Chair of Illustration in 2005 where he continues to teach.