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As a student of all that is relevantkool, Michael has been at the forefront of web design since its inception. He is responsible for bringing to the world innovative design solutions since sizzling 1996. As principal and creative director, Michael leads the openbox9 creative team to further the impact of design in our client’s communication, advocacy, and fundraising efforts.

After years of working for major commercial brands like Hard Rock Cafe, Coca-Cola, and Bell Atlantic, Michael believes the best solutions are those shaped by a human-betterment mission. Gaining skills and knowledge in building marketing solutions for commercial clients, he wanted to apply his gifts to serving organizations with a social-good cause. So in 1999, openbox9 was formed and later in 2008 expanded to include his wife and co-owner, Inger.

Michael is a Hoosier-Jersey-District hybrid and studied his craft at Ball State University with a BFA in graphic design. Knowing no day without outstanding opportunities for laughter and adventures, he is inspired by his compassionate wife, two vibrant daughters, and outstanding friends.

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