Hometown: San Diego, California
Why did you choose to study graphic design?
Growing up in San Diego surrounded by skate and surf culture is what influenced me to pursue a career as a graphic designer.
What makes earning a degree at NewSchool special?
What made earning my degree special was graduating from a college in my hometown.
What was your favorite thing about attending NewSchool?
My favorite thing about attending New School was the collaborative work environment and being in Downtown San Diego.
What have you been doing since you graduated?
Shortly after graduating, I was hired at C Squared Social as a Jr. Graphic Designer. I have also been learning new programs, one being Adobe Dimension, where I have been creating 3D renderings for fun.
What projects are you currently working on?
Currently, I am working on creating social media advertisements for our company’s clients.
What has been your biggest career accomplishment?
My biggest career accomplishment so far has been graduating college and overcoming the many obstacles along the way.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Build relationships with your instructors and colleagues as it is important to have connections in this industry. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. This is your chance to ask questions, learn, and grow from your mistakes.
Why should a prospective student choose NewSchool?
Smaller class sizes grant time for one on one attention between you and your instructor. This allows for a more in-depth critique of one’s work.
Michael’s Favorite Class Project
Angler Lighting | Undergraduate Graphic Design & Interactive Media Project
I have created a startup LED nightlight company called Angler Lighting. I named this company after the infamous Anglerfish because they are known to be the nightlight of the deep sea. I decided to model the nightlight after the female Anglerfish because of its iconic glowing lure. When designing the product, I wanted it to be timeless. I achieved this by its minimal design and natural materials. Other deliverables for this company include brand identity, website, packaging, product, social media, and a tradeshow booth. www.mab.vision