Micah Moran ’12
Following “the stoke”—the path that’s most energizing, uplifting and fulfilling—brought Moran to the intersection of his two passions: graphic design and a two-wheeled lifestyle.
After studying journalism at the University of Missouri, Moran worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a journalist and designer for five years. Designing the front page, however, was fast paced, and Moran wanted to see what he could do if he had more time, a deeper background in design, and more tools in his toolbox, so he enrolled in MCAD’s post-baccalaureate graphic design program. He was drawn to the program's focus on design theory, which he calls "the foundation that informs any creative endeavor."
Moran is a life-long cyclist and elite-level racer, so joining a team of dedicated designers and cyclists was an easy decision when Trek came calling during his final semester at MCAD. As part of Trek’s robust in-house creative team, Moran creates ad campaigns, art directs, and designs physical environments and retail spaces.
Micah lives near Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.
“Switching careers and going back to school opened my eyes to the possibilities that come from following your heart and doing what gives you the most energy.”
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