I have worked with Michael as a freelancer and a colleague at Reebok. It has always been a great pleasure working with Michael, He is a highly intelligent creative with the ability to think conceptually as-well-as create the highest quality commercial work. I would definitely recommend Michael & would love the opportunity to work with him again.
Kelvin Govey // Graphic Design Director - REEBOK
“Michael, 7Wolves Design and I have worked together on many projects over the last few years. The latest was a collection of garment graphics for Mighty Healthy's Spring/Summer 2015 season. Michael is a skilled designer, illustrator and lettering artist, who brings not just an acumen and familiarity of his industry and expertise, but an open and inviting attitude of collaboration and enthusiasm. I enjoy working with him and highly recommend him.
Christian Acker // Associate Creative Director - CONVERSE
“Michael blends his strong creative skills with highly detailed execution. He has very strong/broad visual language that enables him to cover diverse areas such as Performance and Streetwear equally well. He combines this with a very good understanding of print technologies and execution to bring the vision to life. It is very difficult to find the combination of creative skills, detailed execution and management ability in one person.”
Thom Baker // Creative Director Performance Apparel - PUMA
“We have had the pleasure of working with Michael and his studio 7Wolves Design on a number of successful projects this year. He is an outstanding creative both at the project level and the team and strategy level. He has that rare ability to walk the line between high concept and delivering commercial designs, all while maintaining on time and on budget. My extended team has valued Michael's natural leadership style, which he approaches subtly through the strong delivery of his work. He is equally comfortable taking a step back to let others shine, offering intelligent critique when appropriate. Michael would be a significant asset to any organization looking for someone to lead their graphic design team. I highly recommend Michael and his studio 7Wolves Design to any organization looking for a talented, dependable, honest creative.”
Elizabeth McGarry // Creative Director - MCGARRY&sons American Sportswear
“Michael and his studio, 7Wolves Design, are an exceptional team to work with. Michael always comes to the table with beautiful, relevant designs. He's extremely prompt with every stage of the process, as well as thorough in his development. Michael went the extra mile to understand our market and our brand. His dedicated research plus his keen design intuition enabled us to get out in front of trends. Both top line sales and in-store sell-through have both improved dramatically during Michael's time at Janji. Most importantly, he's been a consistent joy to work and collaborate with. We've now worked with 7WD for two consecutive seasons and we look forward to many more.”
Mike Burnstein // Co-Founder - JANJI
“Michael and the 7Wolves Design team provided outmatch creative input for our graphic assortment. With 7WD each concept has such a unique perspective and added so much value to our brand, the collaboration was extremely fruitful. The customer service is outmatched and the level of professionalism is just as impressive as the design. They are our go-to for new concepts and graphic design”
Chris Yura // Ceo - SUSTAINU
“As a product marketer, there is no better partner for me than someone who brings creativity, passion and a wealth of knowledge along with a desire to succeed commercially with regionally relevant product. Michael’s approach to the product-creation matrix is a tremendous asset, as his work ethic, professionalism and team-first attitude is unparalleled. He does not stop until he is satisfied with the results. I can only hope that our paths cross again, as Michael brings the passion, creativity, knowledge and talent that helps make this business enjoyable.”
Matt Courcier // Apparel Product Management Team - Americas Region, PUMA
“Michael has an excellent balance of both creativity and business. He has a methodical way of conceptualizing that allows him to clearly communicate his vision to others. He is trend savvy, recognizing concepts much earlier than others, yet knowing when to appropriately evolve an idea to ensure that it shows positive growth results. Michael’s passion for the craft & strong work ethic reaches beyond the expected. He is a key leader, offering a unique point of view and collaborates throughout all facets of the business, making concept to completion of the product a smooth and successful process. I can honestly say that he would be an asset to any organization & I strongly recommend him.”
Stacey Keetell // Apparel Developer - LUCY // PUMA // FREELANCE