Michael graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 with a degree in fine arts. He concentrated his efforts in the areas of photography and graphic design. He spent the first 4 years of his career as a designer and then as an art director over 3 publications. His photography evolved from working in the editorial and book publishing world where he created work for magazine spreads and best-selling authors.
He currently owns Magnus Creative where he directs a mixture of photo illustration, motion graphics and interactive design work.