The Process 2017-09-16T18:33:08+00:00

the difference between 0 and 10,000 hours

My first boss, Robert Bergmann once said, the key to this business is to be brilliant and be quick.

The second key, knowing when you have to sacrifice a little bit of quickness for a lot of brilliance.

just the fast facts

Adobe CC Suite

Photoshop |  Illustrator |  InDesign | Dreamweaver | Lightroom | Premiere | Acrobat | Audition | After Effects

Microsoft Office Suite

 Word | Excel | PowerPoint | Outlook

Google

Analytics | My Business | PPC Online Advertising | AdWords | Webmasters | G Suite

Art Direction

Storyboards | Project Estimates | Scheduling | Team Management | SEO | Data Analysis

Web Development

UI/UX | cPanel | WordPress | WHM | HTML5 | CSS | Animation

“I had the very good fortune to meet with Michael for a brand review of my business. He’s got that rare ability to blend super cool ideas with good business sense. If your business needs a multi-talented designer who knows not only how to make your site look fabulous but actually get you real business results and a solid return on your investment, call him immediately. Time spent with Michael pays off.”

– Whitney Keyes, WhitneyKeyes.com

connect these four

1. Over fifteen years of extensive arts & media experience with a flare for marketing, web design, teamwork, and on-the-spot creativity.

2. An Expert in visual communication, branding, copywriting and multimedia.

3. Invited by Ariana Huffington to blog for the Huffington Post in 2012.

4. Experience in all departments of design including information architecture, content creation, art direction, creative development and production.

“My husband, Tony Hicks, and I have been working with Michael for the last few months on website design for our businesses. My website has become the cornerstone of promotion for my career as an author. Michael always has a creative suggestion, not just on the look and feel of the site, but also on how to best position yourself online. He always is patient and informative about process, and manages to corral my wild ideas into a web presence that looks great and performs even better. Hire this man immediately!”

– Ann Wendell, Author

and just a couple more things…

UI/UX  |  Yeah, I know the difference between User Experience and User Interface. Some people like to toss around tech acronyms like confetti because it makes them sound important, as you may know…

B2B & B2C  |  I’ve worked directly with clients. I have deep understanding of customer relations, public relations, sales, press releases, internal and external communications. I’ve done everything this business has thrown at me, including hostile negotiations and bartending. Actually, those two concepts have more in common than you may think…

On my evenings and weekends I’m a post-modern painter and comics illustrator, and have been featured in art galleries throughout the United States.

I independently produced fifteen cable television shows in the 90s, two of which gathered attention from Dreamworks SKG. Not bad for a college kid.

“Michael’s work on our Four Winds Casino Shuttle website has been a great help. He is always been available to help and make changes when we needed them and they are up on time. He helped our company develop our online registration system to fit not only our customers needs but also our database needs. His advice has always been a great help to my company.”

– Will Sadek, Casino Tours & Charters Inc.