as posted on my linkedin profile:

“Of several candidates who were interviewed for the terrain artist position, it was an easy decision for me to choose Mikeal. His previous work showed both an artistic and technical competence and proficiency which was immediately impressive and he also displayed an interest and passion for the subject, well beyond any other candidate.
In the brief period we worked together he lived up to my expectations admirably; he applied himself with diligence and determination, he quickly adapted to difficult and complex procedures and he delivered results every day. He stayed on schedule and exhibited a work ethic which I appreciated deeply. He maintained a proactive communicative style and in many ways was a joy to manage.
I would heartily recommend Mikeal as an artist and I know that he would prove himself to be an asset any manager would be happy to have on-board.”

Aaron O’Bryan-Herriott, Art Lead, Microsof

“Mikael is a talented artist who takes initiative to help streamline processes and ensure high quality results. He is always willing to go the extra mile and is truely a pleasure to work with. His diverse knowledge of 2D, 3D, and scripting make him the perfect combination for anyone looking to hire a versatile artist with a lot of experience building tools.”

Jessica Chiang, marketing manager, Her Interactive

“Mikeal has worked for Her Interactive off and on for the past couple of years and has proven himself as a graphics artist and a professional at what he does. He’s a pleasure to work with, reliable and in my opinion would be valuable asset to the Her Interactive team.”

John Krall, MIS Administrator, Her Interactive

“Mikeal is a talented and dedicated artist who often goes above and beyond the requirements of his job to create beautiful and engaging artwork. His passion for art and self-improvement inspires him to refine his artistic processes and learn new techniques, affording him an ever-expanding toolbox of artistic skills, methods, and tricks-of-the-trade. With this continued education, he freely shares the insights and wisdom he has learned over the years. His communication and co-operative skills are equally commendable, making him an invaluable asset to any art team.”

Ian Schwartz, Marketing Coordinator, Her Interactive

“I worked with Mikeal for three months at HER Interactive and noticed very quickly that he is a conscientious and dedicated artist. He has a strong interest in technology and learning new tools outside of his comfort zone. He demonstrated patience and objectivity when dealing with difficult-to-answer questions. I would recommend Mikeal for any art team and hope someday to work with him again.”

Kevin Burgess, Character Modeler, Her Interactive

“Mikeal is a talented worker that is willing to tackle jobs of any size. When the situation calls for it Mikeal develops program tools to create a more efficient processes.”

Robert Hay, Producer, Her Interactive

“Mikeal did an exceptional job with the localization projects he worked on. He showed excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and was very resourceful in finding the most efficient ways to get the translations into the final art. He required very little supervision, was quick to pick up the production process, and received high praise from his co-workers at the end of projects. He is easy going, personable, and communicates well. I would definitely hire Mikeal again for future projects. It was a pleasure working with him.”

Tim Burke, Creative Director, Her Interactive