Michael is a founding member of brand consulting agency PASTPRESENTFUTURE. Developing national and international brands, websites and mobile applications.
Prior, he was the Creative Director at web design and software development company OVEN, where he was responsible for design strategy, interactive design, branding and the consistent design execution throughout OVEN’s expansion with 12 offices worldwide. Michael has worked for clients including TIFFANY & Co., Artnet, MoMA, The City of New York, Thompson Hotels, IBM, Sony, PWC, Coca-Cola, Levi’s Strauss & Co., Intel, Harper Collins Publishers, Sullivan & Cromwell and Itochu International. He won three One Show Interactive gold awards for design. Additional, he received the New York Art Director’s Club Young Gun award for his work.
Michael worked with Italian architect Aldo Rossi & MAP where he designed the interiors for a Levi’s Silvertab retail store and advertising for Levi’s Strauss & Co. He designed Sony’s first consumer electronics web site. In his native Switzerland he founded the design studio CRUZ, doing print and exhibition design, for clients such as Scott Sports Group, H. Snowboards and Vision Street Wear and Swatch. Michael is a 1992 graduate of the Swiss School of Visual Arts.