I’m a hands-on integrated Creative Director (art / design / photographic) and content creator with global leadership and an award-winning track record (Cannes Gold for mobile, Appy Awards, One Show, ADDYs, and something called “The D”). I connect brands with customers online, offline, onscreen and where they share.
I’ve helped open offices (Goodby Silverstein in Detroit) and led groups from 3 to 30. When the budget is tight I shoot footage myself, write the script & create the logo when one doesn’t exist (see current global Chevy logo).
And did I mention I’m also an awarded photographer and musician named Michael Maltese?
(Visit RangeFound for photographic pursuits…)
DID YOU KNOW
I graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in English and a concentration in Japanese, wrote an entertainment column in the Kalamazoo Gazette, created rock operas with band The Sleestacks, recorded three albums, several singles & EPs and toured Europe and the US with Fortune & Maltese (as Michael Maltese), became a voting member of The Grammy Awards, sang on CBS Saturday Morning, danced in the movie High Fidelity (I’m in the green shirt next to Cusack), published a few photobooks of my own with exhibits in Europe & USA, and created RangeFound.
Tide, Chevrolet, Dunkin’, General Motors, P&G, Gain, Smithfield Foods, Cadillac, Downy, Aussie, Jeep, Samsung, Bounce, Allstate, Kraft Heinz, Carl’s Jr., Coors, Planters, CVS, CAT Footwear, Ad Council, Monocle, MTV, Hardee’s, TokyoPop Magazine, Buick, Ethical Bean, Chrysler, Dodge, Team Penske Racing, Saab, Geek Squad, Paste Magazine, NRC Handelsblad, Nestlé, Opel, ALDI, Zicam, Sirius Satellite Radio, UPS Store, Autotrader, KraftMade, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Forbes, HoneyBaked Ham, Jiffy Lube, Skechers, Tower Records, Disney, Kellogg’s, Johnnie Walker, Miller Coors, Upjohn, Steelcase, Michigan Humane Society.