Partner and COO, EKR

Michael founded the creative agency Riser in 2002 following his service as a senior creative director at Fox Studios. In 2015, Riser merged with Eli Kirk becoming the “R” in the newly branded agency EKR. Michael now serves as chief creative officer, guiding the company’s creative vision and overseeing the design services provided by the company. He is a studio art graduate from Indiana University and author of the book Burn Your Portfolio (Peachpit Press 2013), a top-selling book in the design industry.