© 2019 by Michael Shirey

My mission is to collaborate with great brands to further queer representation.


I am an award-winning brand designer based in New York City who specializes in brand identity, graphic design, illustration, brand strategy, and concept development. I strive to create solutions for brands that are timeless and original. Projects I've contributed to work that has been featured in Communication Arts, the New York Press Association, and the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals MarCom Awards. 

Most recently, in 2019, I completed the Masters in Branding program chaired by Debbie Millman at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where I had the opportunity to work with brands, including Peloton, YouTube, Kiehl's, Facebook, and The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Upon graduating, I was awarded the Lauren Zelski Award, the Masters in Branding program's highest honor awarded annually to the student with "the most heart" — who outperformed in classwork, honors, and thesis.

I am currently freelancing art direction and brand design.


You can download my resume here.