Born and raised in the Midwest, Mike began his career as an illustrator in Chicago - focusing primarily on line drawing and airbrush illustration. Twelve years later he relocated to Oregon where he developed a vector based digital style which incorporates aspects of both disciplines. His product renderings highlight mechanical detail in a stylized manner using light and shadow. The subject is often seen from a low angle in an exaggerated perspective to create a dynamic point of view while maintaining a technical accuracy. His illustrations contain a saturated color palette and often integrate an abstract background to reinforce the character of the central image. Mike's clients include Schlage Locks, Volkswagen, Discovery Channel, Kleenex, Consumer Report, Durex, McDonalds, Milton Bradley, Titleist, Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Vicks, Coors and many more.