creative director, Y&R NY, New York, NY
Michael joined Y&R New York in August 2009. He currently serves as Creative Director on Virgin Atlantic and oversees the international intern program.
Michael began his advertising career as an Art Director at Saatchi&Saatchi NY, where he won in his first year a Cannes Lions for P&G's Tide - the brand's very first Lion.
Since then, Michael has won awards from several major advertising festivals including ADC NY, Cannes, Clio Awards, and One Show. Michael was also part of the Saatchi team that earned the "Agency of the Year" title at the Cannes Festival as well as at the Clio Awards in 2007.
One of Michael's proudest accomplishments is his Stuffit Deluxe "Pregnancy" commercial, which was selected to be part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was extremely rewarding for him to be recognized by such a prestigious institution outside of the industry.
In 2009 Michael was ranked one of the Top 50 Young Creatives in the world by the Art Directors Club NY.
Michael originally comes from the field of computer engineering. He currently resides in New York.