My name is Michael Highland and I'm an interdisciplinary designer exploring how digital media technology can positively impact people’s lives.

I live in Los Angeles with my wife Chrissy and our chihuahua Pippin.

Contact me at ego(at)michaelhighland.com or check out my résumé.

  • Freelancing in Los Angeles.

  • A TV producer (and now ice cream vendor) saw one of the videos I made in college and brought me out to LA for a summer to make a longer more fleshed out version. I kept the name, As Real As Your Life. A version of the film premiered the TED conference as part of a talk by game developer David Perry.

  • I really enjoyed making videos in college. Here are the ones I finished:

This was built on a Skeleton, with a design inspired by kkga.


From left to right:

  1. Promo image from upcoming thatgamecompany game
  2. Still from Slowly But Forward
  3. Futureproof Logo
  4. Awareness App icon
  5. Still from Hipster City Cycle
  6. Still from Deepak Chopra's Leela
  7. Still from As Real As Your Life
  8. Still from As Real As Your Life
  9. Still from The Perfect Human Redux
  10. Self Portrait w/ Scanner

© Michael Highland 2017