Michael Craighead

Art Director

Michael approaches design and illustration with a distinctive vision. His boundless creative energy has produced everything from brand marks and infographics to websites and vivid digital animation. He devises full ensembles of graphic elements that combine to tell each client’s story in cohesive, consistent imagery. He is a master stylist, able to uncover a brand’s individual look and feel and expand it across every form of communication. His illustrations and animations have garnered a large share of regional awards while driving customer engagement and action for our clients. 

Michael's Blog Posts

How to successfully rig your Photoshop character in After Effects.

The Cartoon Series Part 1 It is best to have a basic understanding of Photoshop and After Effects before jumping into this tutorial. If you are just starting to use these programs, I would recommend checking out TastyTuts’ content to learn more about Photoshop and Kriscoart for After Effects. Character Design. Keep it simple Keep your Read More.

Five globally recognized logos reimagined as Vintage Tattoos

Strong brands search for inspiring imagery to illustrate their mission, vision and services in one, unique image. A logo. The manifestation of your brand. Built through decades of strategic branding initiatives, established logos can translate your brand message to specific audiences in one glance. These strong, proven logos immediately evoke brand imagery, advertising, products, services, Read More.

Walt Freakin’ Disney

By Michael Craighead, Graphic Designer I have recently discovered a love for traditional animation. Traditional animation or “frame by frame” animation can be both a blessing and a curse. Depending on the frame rate you choose for your animation, expect to be sucked into a black hole of paper and pencil shavings.  Traditional frame rates Read More.

Material Girl in a Digital World

By Michael Craighead, Graphic Designer  The rate at which technology is evolving allows a separation and converging of a long standing duality between graphic design and the fine arts. Anyone who has access to a computer or laptop built within the last few years now has the ability to master the artistic techniques that were Read More.