Mickey is the president and CEO of MAYA Design, but he prefers to think of himself as Chief Mad Scientist. He spends more time with a glue gun just about any other executive.
Before coming to MAYA, Mick was co-founder and senior vice president of creative vision and strategy at élan communications, an integrated communications consultancy for clients that included Bristol Myers Squibb, MasterCard, Samsung, Nortel Networks, TiVO, and Janssen Pharmaceutica. At élan, he built the creative team that managed the concept, design, and production of the Samsung Electronics pavilion at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The wireless telecommunications rendezvous became a destination for more than a million visitors and was listed as one of the top ten destinations during the games.
Mick’s design awards include the 2005 Consumer Electronics Innovation Award, two Addy Awards for advertising and video production, the AIGA Communications Show Judge’s Choice Award, SuperComm 2000 Best of Show in Design, and the Exhibitor Award for Best Conceptual Design. His articles and work have been published in Innovations, Graphis, Forbes, Fast Company, and Space magazines. Mickey graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago, School of Art and Architecture with a BFA in industrial design and extended studies in communication design and mathematics.