Mike began his career as an Interactive Designer for a pioneering online training company. In 2005, he struck out on his own in order to cultivate his expertise in graphic design and branding. After early recognition from the American Advertising Federation, Mike's independent design business flourished. Seeking to continue his professional growth, Mike became a founding partner of The North State Design Studio in 2008. His thoughtful and methodical processes are the foundation of The North State's design approach and consistently translate into successful campaigns. Mike majored in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His spare time is filled with collaborations; playing in bands, creating films, and playing for various rec league teams.