Michael Newman is an Full-Stack Developer & Creative Director specializing in interactive experiences, content development and creative solutions. Michael has worked as an Executive Producer and Creative Director for companies including AT&T, VoxPop and Network Live. He has held Director of Interactive positions with companies as diverse as the irreverent Heavy.com and Independent Film Channel and worked at Viacom Interactive and the ad agency D'Arcy.
Michael has an eclectic background – With early access to the Apple ][ computer he spent much of his youth programming video games and tinkering with technology. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts where he focused on oil painting. He taught digital filmmaking at Pratt Manhattan, and currently teaches a variety of design and development courses for UCLA Extension.
An active participant in the maker movement, Michael has exhibited projects at TEDx, Maker Faires and museums, including an SMS controlled Nerf machine gun, a hands-free skeeball game and an analog, hand drawn video game. He currently resides on the beach with his wife Katharine and their sons Jack Tesla and Luke Edison.