Michael is a designer based in San Francisco currently at Character. He works with clients large and small to create and develop identity systems.

His process is grounded in simplification, empathy and conceptual thinking. He strives to translate ideas into compelling brand stories. 

His focus is within brand identity, web and print design. Each project is approached with imagination and craft to build beautiful and thoughtful work.

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Experience

General Assembly

Lead Instructor
10.18–Present

Character
Mid-Level Designer
11.16–Present

DesignStudio
Freelance Designer
09.16–11.16

MM
Designer
09.13–09.16

Chen Design
Design Intern
05.13–09.13

Education

Illinois State
University

Bachelor of Arts
in Graphic Design

Select Clients

Amazon
The Battery
Expa
Fitbit
Genentech
Google
Intel
Joshua Skenes
Lynda
Microsoft
One Medical
Samsung
Sean Parker


Michael Ater © 2019