Michael J. Newman
Michael Newman is a Creative Director and Full Stack Developer specializing in interactive 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.
In 2008, Michael founded the bespoke digital agency, Pomp Productions (pomp.com), which focuses on interactive development, digital products, and creative solutions for clients that include PepsiCo, MasterCard, and Comcast.
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 lives on an island by the beach with his wife Katharine and sons Jack Tesla and Luke Edison.