Mike found his creative drive early on as a child by disassembling his toys and tinkering with household products. This drive was thankfully fueled by Legos, tools, and trainset parts. Putting drive to sustainable use, he received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008 after receiving a scholarship from The Industrial Designers Society of America. Since then he's worked on everything from consumer electronics to inflatable toys, holding several patents and awards. Mike spent several years as a lead designer at Vessel, an agency in Chicago specializing in Branding, structural packaging, vision, and product-graphic innovation. Spending much of his free time exploring the outdoors on and off his mountain bike since around the age of 10, the drive was there to make a transition to feed more into this passion. In 2015 Mike moved on to become a Senior Product Appearance Designer specializing in mountain products at the bicycle world leader SRAM.
work = play.