Michael’s strengths are brand identity design, editorial design and strategy, and illustration. 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, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Tulane University, Valparaiso University, and City Theatre.

Michael is also an adjunct design instructor, and past education director for AIGA Pittsburgh.