Michael grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts, raised in a family where art was very present at all times. Both of his uncles were musicians that played on the same stage as Aerosmith and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. His aunt is an incredibly talented oil painter and his cousin is an award winning songwriter. He attended Full Sail University in Florida where he received his Bachelor in Digital Arts and Design. He received a two national ADDY awards for animation and received the school’s Advanced Achievement Award upon graduating. His work and achievements as a graphic designer and animator are global in scale. Most recognizable is his work as lead animator and designer on video, broadcast, and motion, and branding products for clients including but not limited to HBO, Disney, The History Channel, HGTV, Discovery, and MTV. One of his last projects was in preproduction on a documentary about Muhammed Ali for PBS.