Mike is from Los Angeles, CA and received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University while simultaneously attending the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. There he studied traditional figurative art with an emphasis on sculpture. After working in biotechnology, Mike transitioned into the field of product design and prototype fabrication where he gained proficiencies in digital 3D modeling as well as machining, casting, and 3D printing processes. During his 6 years in product design, he continued to develop his traditional artistic abilities and furthered his biological studies. He then attended and graduated from the Medical and Biological Illustration Masters Degree program at the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For the past 2 years, Mike has been a Biomedical designer at 3D Systems designing custom surgical models, guides, and implants.