Michael Stout was a suburban teenage hooligan, spending his time in train yards and alleyways with spray paint cans in his hands. He studied graphic design at Herron School of Art and Design, after which he wandered aimlessly and worked in print and copy shops. His teenage interest in the intersection of art and public space (read: graffiti art) led him to earn a Masters in Urban Planning at the University of Cincinnati, where he learned to crunch numbers, make maps, and appreciate the city for its chaos. In addition to over 15 years of design, typography, and screen printing experience, he’s worked in the public art field managing community engagement and artist processes. He loves working on thoughtful, unique, playful products that create meaningful places and community experiences.