Cal Poly Stairs

Designing & developing unique experiences, products & innovative solutions.

We have conceived, developed and delivered interactive and creative solutions for clients on multiple platforms, including websites, mobile, Facebook, Twitter, iOS, interactive experiences and broadcast. With a strong understanding of technology and creative, we are able to push boundaries and bring to life innovative solutions that have been experienced and enjoyed by millions of people.

Constantly working, developing, innovating – Consistently delivering.

Our clients include advertising agencies, start-ups, institutions and large brands. We are passionate about collaboration, adding value, exceeding expectations and consistently delivering top quality work.

Cal Poly Science CafePhoto courtesy of Kennedy Library

Michael Newman

Pomp Productions was founded in 2008 by Michael Newman, a Creative Director and Interactive Developer specializing in new media, 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 and Independent Film Channel and worked at Viacom Interactive and the ad agency D’Arcy.

Michael Newman

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 an SMS controlled Nerf machine gun, a hands-free skeeball game and an analog, hand drawn video game. He currently lives on an island by the beach with his wife Katharine and sons Jack Tesla and Luke Edison.