Unity Through Design, Using the Power of Flags for Good
Manager of Emerging & Interactive Media
Division of Marketing & Communications
Texas A&M University
Michael is passionate about telling stories in innovative, immersive and disruptive ways. He holds a degree in Visualization from Texas A&M and has since worked in various roles around the university promoting the adoption of new technology and well-designed brand experiences.
He was part of the team who retooled admissions marketing into what is now “Aggiebound”, was Sr. Graphic Designer helping manage the visual A&M brand, and now as Emerging & Interactive Media, does whatever crazy ideas he can get away with. Recently, that has meant traveling the world filming 360-degree videos of extraordinary Aggies impacting the globe. He also manages the interactive campus map, creates content for A&M’s social media channels, contributes on the Texas A&M App, and is trying to make campus a little prettier with new, more on-brand signage.
When he isn’t at his desk, Michael loves backpacking around the world with his wife Cassie. They met on a trip around the world in 2012 and haven’t stopped traveling since. After getting married in 2013, Cassie is now the Director of Operations for Texas A&M Softball.
On the quest to step foot in 100 countries, Michael collects flags as he travels and is a published vexillologist (flag researcher). He writes a blog on flag design titled Branding the Nations and speaks on the topic of flag design and personal identity.