Imaginative perception and innovation have been the hallmarks of Michael Cronan’s 30 year design career.
Michael is the creative director of : : CRONAN : :, where he and partner Karin Hibma work with some of the world’s leading companies to create names and brands such as Tivo and Amazon Kindle. He is also creative director of Cronan Artefact, a product development, manufacturing and marketing company whose products won International Design Magazine’s Consumer Product Gold Award.
Cronan studied at the California College of the Arts and graduated with a degree in Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento. The recipient of numerous awards from leading national and international design organizations and publications, Cronan’s work is represented in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, the permanent Design Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and was featured in the Museo Fortuny (Venice, Italy) exhibition Pacific Wave, California Graphic Design.
In June 2009, Michael received the Fellow Award from the American Institute of Graphic Art, and he and partner Karin Hibma were recently named two of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.