AFTER finding his knack for Photoshop during his high school days, Mike first put his design skills to use at the age of sixteen promoting one of his favorite bands (+44) online. He enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University and began taking graphic design courses in addition to his musical pursuits. He graduated with a minor in Graphic Design and continued promoting the arts while at Roosevelt University. During the years of his Master's degree, he worked as the Marketing Assistant to the school's Music Conservatory.
After graduating with his Masters degree, Mike began designing for Rush Hour Concerts, a chamber music series located in River North, Chicago. Most recently, he has enjoyed promoting his home-town symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he temporarily worked during the fall of 2016.