Meet the Team- Michael Vinson

March 02, 2020

It's time for another Meet the Team Monday and this month we are featuring Michael Vinson from our Creative Services team!

Tell us about the upstairs mascot.

Roscoe! He’s a sweet 6-year old chow chow/pit bull/lab/boxer/beagle mix who loves tobe loved. To him, every stranger is just a person he isn’t friends with yet. Whenever you pass him by, be sure to pay his belly rub toll.

Why did you decide to become a designer?

 My desire to be a designer was driven by my love of sports. I was never athletically gifted enough to play one, but when I was a young kid I remember seeing the new logos and jerseys come out for the Panthers and Jaguars when they joined the NFL and going “maybe I can be an artist for a team!” That thought started me on the path to becoming a designer. I imagined it would be cool to see my work on a field, jersey, ticket stub, or anything else in the sports world. When I made that dream happen, it was definitely fulfilling.

What project have you designed that you are most proud of?

The 10th Anniversary logo for the Knoxville Ice Bears. Being a huge sports fan, it was awesome to see my work used by a team on their hockey rink and their jerseys for an entire season.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

The WWE Attitude Era

What are your favorite spots to go hiking?

Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire, Mountains-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina, Zion National Park in Utah

What has been your favorite thing about moving to Charlotte?

The lack of snow and subzero temperatures, and being an easy drive from the mountains or the beach for a weekend trip.

What song do you have completely memorized?

“The Pretender” by Jackson Browne

If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to?

The official return of Dunkaroos

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

The ability to fly and to solve conflicts with epic guitar solos.

What’s some insider knowledge that only people in your line of work have?

PMS vs. CMYK vs. RBG colors and the impossible joys of color matching

 

Favorite Things:

  • Favorite sports team? Green Bay Packers
  • Favorite restaurant? Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • Favorite movie? A tie between Shawshank Redemption, Dumb & Dumber, and The Truman Show
  • Favorite book? Batman: Year One
  • Favorite ice cream flavor? Moose Tracks