Since 1999, Michael has consulted on interactive television user interface development for many major players, with an emphasis on prototype and production TV UI application work. He speaks the diverse languages of product, user experience, visual design, motion graphics, interactive production, and application development, enabling him to see any size project through from inception through delivery and throughout its lifecycle. His work in traditional interactive and motion graphics dates back to 1995.

In 2008, Michael was asked to join the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His qualifications included a director-level tenure at Method, a high-profile design and interactive agency, as well as a host of consulting gigs in the interactive TV space. Since 2010, he has been on the Interactive Media Peer Group’s Executive Committee and is a co-chair of the Awards Working Group.

“Great user interface and application experiences are usually the result of blood, sweat, and tears. Having a core team of senior cross-disciplinary designers and developers is key to success. Collaborative engagement with our clients gives them immediate and lasting confidence that not only will we deliver our pieces, but break trail for an entire integrated effort. By the way, I’m always on the lookout for enthusiastic TV and device professionals to bring in to Velope. Here’s my LinkedIn profile.”