Today (May 23rd 2012), Michael has a new tee available from TeeFury available for $10 only for 24 hours.
Michael has been kind enough spare a bit of time and give some background about himself and his latest tee.
Can you start by giving some background about yourself? Where you are from? What is your background? How did you get into design?
I currently work full-time as a 2d/3d artist and animator for Phantom EFX, who develops casino and casual video games. I am from Iowa. I have been drawing since as long as I can remember, and haven't really stopped since. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Fine Arts degree. I started getting pretty serious about t-shirt design when I started posting on Threadless in 2002 or 2003.
Where do you get your inspiration for your designs?

Anywhere and everywhere! Movies, books, video games, music, etc etc. I do find a lot of inspiration in looking at other people's work as well.

When you create a new t shirt design, what is sort of process do you follow?

I normally just start off with a few rough sketches, trying to get the point across in as little visual imagery as possible. I think the more simple you can keep the design, the easier and quicker it is for a viewer to read and figure out. I then do a more refined sketch, ink in Manga Studio and color in Photoshop.

Looking at your own portfolio what is your favourite design and why?

I think my favorite design is a Kid Icarus design I did for 8 Bit Zombie. I feel it's interesting and has just the right amount of detail. 

What current projects are you working on now? And can we get  a exclusive peek?
I have a few freelance projects that I can't really divulge any information on, but I do have a design hitting on Wednesday, May 23rd
It will be available for $10 for 24 hours on Wednesday, May 23rd. The title is "Where the Wild Adventures Are". It's a goofy mashup of one of my favorite children's books growing up as a kid, and the quirky bizarre cartoon!
Do you try to convey any message in your designs?

Yeah, but generally it's just a very silly message. I don't like getting too deep with my designs. I like to keep them light and airy.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

Still doing what I'm doing. I love having the freedom to make what I want, when I want, and I can't see that changing much.

What other interests and hobbies do you have when you’re not designing?

Video gaming, hanging out with my family (wife and 4 kids, no joke!), listening to music.


Where is the best place to find your designs and buy some of your shirts? And of course get in contact with you

Red Bubble 





Websites that feature your designs