Michael Heggernes
Adjunct Faculty
BFA, College of Visual Arts

Michael Heggernes is an artist at heart and has spent his entire career working as a creative problem solver, graphic designer, art director, creative director, and marketing strategist in the advertising arena.

Heggernes is known for his prolific brainstorming capacity while encouraging and collaborating with clients and agency associates to take risks on the marketing frontier. Some of his strengths include a contagious energy and enthusiasm for solving marketing and design challenges. His business philosophy is to listen, learn, and leverage creative solutions that meet objectives, are on strategy, and get the attention of the target audience within the time and budget allowed.

He has had an interesting career journey that has taken him to snowy mountain peaks, oceans, deserts, and the concrete jungles of LA and New York City working on many of the best brands, doing advertising campaigns in print, broadcast, and electronic mediums. A former student of MCAD and CVA, he is excited to share some of the wisdom, insights, and skills with students entering the professional frontier.

His hobbies include photography, painting, RV camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, and biblical studies.