An award-winning designer with a BFA from George Mason University, Mike is Director of Creative Services, overseeing all creative talent, including internal and external designers, production artists, photographers, web designers and coders, and video producers. From developing fresh design approaches that differentiate our clients from their competition, to building targeted creative campaigns that provide standout marketing solutions and tools, Mike enables us to support the creative needs of a wide variety of clients, from retirement communities to real estate firms to law firms.
Mike's decades of experience in marketing to older adults means he brings a strategic eye to projects big and small. He excels at inspiring clients and our internal team, encouraging and nurturing great ideas and ensuring they are brilliantly implemented.
Since he joined the firm in 2001, Mike's work has consistently been recognized with major industry awards. He has received top honors at the regional level (Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards), national level (Mature Media Awards, Best of 50+ Housing Awards) and international level (Generations Awards). In addition to being a prolific designer, Mike provides creative leadership as part of the firm's senior management team.
Design, Digital Imaging, Web
Best advice ever heard:
Just because you call it Art, doesn’t make it Art.
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“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
Every Monday, we review our most engaging and shared articles from the previous week. For this week’s most engaging, we explore why Boomer parents feel the need to pass on their cherished items and why their grown children don’t want them. The most shared article is by columnist Kyle Ranally, who addresses some reasons why […]
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Happy Monday! Each week we review the mature marketing content that had people talking (and thinking). This week we hear the stories of three individuals who retired and then had second thoughts. Then, our most shared content explores storytelling and shares tips for how you can make it shine. Have something to share? We’d love […]
When we're designing websites for older adults, a client sometimes will ask, "Can it have ____? I saw it on such-and-such's website and it's so cool!"
I'm a creative person so I like cool.
But I like results even more.
What's cool and trendy can, at times, actually turn off the baby boomers and seniors our clients are trying to attract. These mature consumers don't want fuss and bother. They want functional, easy-to-use tools that help them make decisions and take action.
That said, there are two "trends" I think are relevant to our older adult targets.
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Happy Monday! Like every Monday, we are reviewing the most engaging content from the previous week. This week, for our "most clicked" item, we look at a project from Stanford Center on Longevity. For the "most shared," is the fashion industry ignoring Baby Boomers?
Most Clicked: The Sightlines Project
How long do you want to live? 76, 92, or even 101? According to The Sightlines Project from the Stanford Center on Longevity, three out of four Americans want to live past 100 IF they are in good health.
The research highlights three key findings to live a long and vigorous life:
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