Mike is a designer, Vice President and ECD at R/GA New York. He leads Business Transformation: a capability that creates new-to-world brands by fusing together business consulting, design and technology. Mike believes that design is a transformational force: one that can drive business, change lives, and ultimately make the world a better, more connected place. Mike began his career at one of Britain’s most respected and awarded design agencies – The Chase Creative Consultants. Later working for Pentagram London, True North, Landor, and Interbrand Australia. Mike is the former Chairman of the Australian Graphic Design Association. He has been personally honored with ‘The Bill Bernbach Award for Creative Brilliance’ – DDB’s highest accolade. One that recognizes him as the most creative individual within DDB group. Mike has been fortunate to win countless international awards for brand identity, animation, packaging, direct mail, advertising, writing, marketing and design effectiveness. Beyond awards success, Mike’s work has helped to transform many significant businesses, cultural institutions and charities. His proudest moment is helping to raise over $350 million dollars for age related diseases, through his work for Alzheimer’s Australia. He is also very proud to teach Advanced Design at the School for Visual Arts in NYC.
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