Michael A.

Jupiter, FL


Nickelodeon Artist and Syracuse Lax player!

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Towson University


Towson University (Other)

About Michael

Mike A. is a graphic designer and artist who, for over 20 years, has worked for some of NYC's premier ad agencies on major accounts; in addition, he ran his own design studio. He is an expert teacher of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and illustration.

Mike also worked as a character designer on Nickelodeon's hit show "The Fairly Odd Parents" . Combining an unusual mastery of traditional and computer art, Mike currently is working on painting portrait commissions and creating design work, logos, and marketing for a range of clients. If you want to improve in the areas of drawing, painting or mastery of the Adobe software, contact Mike.

As a lacrosse player, Mike played for Syracuse and Towson University. A Long Island All-County player for coach Bill Tierney, Mike can show any offensive player how to maximize potential, shoot faster, improve dodging and position him or her to attain scholarships. Mike has also coached high school lacrosse from coast to coast.

Mike strives to make learning simple, fun and get you or your student results that will help build confidence from a professional insider point of view. He has a lifetime career in art, is a parent of 3 and has mentored many great artists along the way.
Mike A. is a graphic designer and artist who, for over 20 years, has worked for some of NYC's premier ad agencies on major accounts; in addition, he ran his own design studio. He is an expert teacher of Photoshop, Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Jupiter, FL 33458
In-person lessons
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design

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I am a lifetime student and professional artist. I have drawn and created characters for Nickelodeon's hit show "The Fairly Odd Parents."

I use traditional methods to teach so the student can understand the form through simple shapes and a solid understanding of the human skeleton and surface anatomy.

I have a passion and great respect for drawing and focus on the head and human figure. I have studied with Burne Hogarth (Tarzan artist & author of several iconic anatomy books) Glen Villpu (leading anatomy instructor for Disney and other animation studios) in the field of animation and figure drawing.

Even if you want to create great cartoon characters the understanding of these principles is essential.

I have created art for Marvel comics. Drawn storyboards for some of America's biggest ad agencies on a wide variety of clients from Chrysler Plymouth to General Mills cereals.

Graphic Design

I have taught graphic design software to people who have worked for me in my studio and others on an individual basis.

I like everyone to first and foremost get a good understanding of the interface and what all the tools can do and how to use them. After a basic foundation is acquired I like to build simple projects with my students. I like to begin with a business card design and logo design so the student will encounter real world problems with the software when trying execute the final design. With these small projects as a foundation the student will garner confidence to move on to the more complex.

As a working designer with over 20 years of experience I have branded the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (pro lacrosse). Created marketing for many fortune 500 companies including everything from annual reports, magazine ads, trade show displays, website designs.. logos and business cards. My clients have included NFL Properties, Macy's, Nabisco, Chrysler Plymouth, Holiday Inn and many others.


I have been painting professionally for over 20 years as an illustrator and fine artist.

I attended Parsons school of design as an illustration major. Graduated from Towson University with a BA in art. I also studied under professional portrait artist Charles Liese.

I teach the foundation methods I was taught, pencil layout design, underpainting focusing on large shapes first and getting values right to final painting. My focus is on portraits and the human form.

I have painted paperback covers in my early career. Currently some of my paintings are hanging in the East Coast MMA fight shop in NYC. Recently completed several portrait commissions.

Towson University


Towson University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Jupiter, FL 33458.