Michael Kauffmann is a varied creative with a demonstrated history of visual storytelling. He works at the intersection of the visual and the dramatic and has practiced this discipline through the mediums of film, tv, theater and their advertisements.

Art Director | Lindeman & Associates

New York
December 2021  - present

Currently working in the Print Department of Lindeman & Associates. Projects start with ideation and collecting inspiration for campaigns and progress into full Key Art builds from unit and/or special photography. Duties also include designing pitch decks for potential new clients. Clients include Apple TV+, Universal, HBO, Disney, Hulu, Lionsgate, Starz, and NBC. 

Art Director | Sid Lee

Los Angeles / New York
May 2021  - December 2021 

Continued my duties as a conceptual visual thinker at Sid Lee. Duties include: visual concepting, design, team brainstorms and leading a team of creatives on a different accounts ranging from entertainment to performance marketing.

Designer | Sid Lee

Los Angeles
January 2019 - May 2021

Worked as the first full-time designer in the entertainment division of Sid Lee Los Angeles to build a social-first sector of the company. Duties included designing pitch decks to win new business, setting visual identity for social campaigns, and creating content. Clients included: Netflix, Lionsgate, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, and TikTok amongst others.

Freelance Designer | WC+A

Los Angeles
November 2018 - January 2019

Worked in a freelance capacity on Netflix Product Art. This included building original concepts/builds from unit photography, stock, and original illustrations and artwork.

Junior Art Director | Insync Plus

Los Angeles
November 2017 - November 2018

Worked on a team of designers in the Netflix Product Art division. Specialized in building full suites of product art in multiple rounds with clients. Also worked to adapt theatrical print builds to digital platforms.

Print Production Intern | Insync Plus

Los Angeles
July 2017 - November 2017

Worked as an intern in the production office of theatrical key art and home entertainment packaging.

Freelance Designer | Independent

2013 - Present

Worked with various clients to bring their visions to life for key imagery surrounding their mediums. Clients included podcasters, theater directors, film directors, and visual artists.


University of
North Carolina
School of the Arts

BFA in Filmmaking
Concentration in Film Directing
2013 - 2017


Photoshop (Highly Skilled)
After Effects
Deck Design
Photo Compositing
Photo Retouching
Mixed Media
Art Direction
Film Direction
Visual Storytelling
Google Slides