Michael’s strengths are identity design, illustration, and inventive typography. Prior to Landesberg, he co-founded Artman Purdy Studios to design, produce, and publish Rustbelt Almanac, an artful quarterly magazine celebrating small business owners, social activists, and community-driven initiatives in the Great Lakes Region. His work includes projects for Kenyon College, Fallingwater, Valparaiso University, Franklin & Marshall College, and City Theatre.

Michael is also an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University, and serves on the board of directors for AIGA Pittsburgh.