Like a ghost playing the saxophone,
this is where imagination comes to play.

Welcome to Boojazz.

this is michael

Michael is an artist, designer and communications expert, or so he says. Most of the stuff you’ll find on this site, the design, writing, creative and art belongs to him, mostly…

“The web is amazing at content, terrible with context. That’s what’s next. Finding ways to quickly embed and express context within content.”

you’ll like mike

Michael works with clients around the globe on a wide variety of creative projects. He is also accomplished photographer and videographer with over two decades of experience. He turns your vivid imagination into reality, simple as that.

Michael is also a professional writer and screenplay composer. In the past, he has blogged for the Huffington Post, Éclat International and Psychology Today.

new paintings

view the latest artwork by michael about death and sadness and stuff

larry’s cafe comics

It’s happening again! Larry returned in 2018, David Lynch would be proud.

new websites

Michael likes to make websites. Check out his latest portfolio.

the wild life

From the archives: Check out these viral vids with the legendary Ben Hollis from Wild Chicago.

view michael’s design portfolio

Michael’s experience in graphics, marketing, illustration and video production fill an essential need in advertising agencies, printing companies, and design firms.

Some of the clients Michael has worked with include: Microsoft, US – Japan Business Council, JW Merc, Reliance Accounting, PepsiCo, RAINN (co-founded by Tori Amos & Sarah McLaughlin), Chicagoland Speedway, Richard Shay Photography, The British Embassy in the United States, Ben Hollis Worldwide, and Aphex. His previous television work has gained the interest of major studios such as Dreamworks SKG.

Design Portfolio

Latest News

Digital Illustration 2019

Recently, and some say "finally" I've been working in digital illustration. Namely, I'm using a Samsung TabA Tablet wit a Bamboo Tip Stylus, utilizing programs such as Autodesk Sketchbook and ArtFlow. It's such an [...]

“I Feel Loved” at the Blackstone Hotel

Happy 2019 everyone. In case you happen to be in downtown Chicago, I invite you to check out my painting, as well as a selection of artists from The Elephant Room Gallery, at the [...]

Latest Work: 2018 Series “Bloodletting”

Here are a few samples from the latest series of paintings and illustrations by Michael. In Voyage Chicago Magazine, Michael discusses the project. "These days, I’m focusing on the characters within the painting, taking [...]

New York in November / Photo Gallery

This was just one of those things, Jaime and I had an art show outside of New York. We've been to Paris, London, pretty much everywhere except New York City. It was [...]

“Professionals have spent a lot more time doing what they love to do. There’s an illusion that an amateur can always be just as good as a professional, but that’s only under the most ideal conditions. I can honestly say that because as any professional will tell you, you’ve spent a lot of time as an amateur in way over your head.”


View the 2012 interview from Ben Hollis known from Wild Chicago on PBS.


Michael designs UI/UX driven emotionally engaging, sticky fun websites that inform and entertain.


Michael writes with Russell for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today about reinvention and technology in the digital age.


Jaime and Michael work with Chicago artists Andrew and Barry in a collaboration.

people and places we’ve worked with