Creative Director – Visual Brand Personalities
Based in Atlanta Michael Colton is an award winning graphic and three dimensional design director with over 25 years of industry experience.
With a foundation in retail strategy and visual brand design Michael has the unique ability to translate brand platforms into compelling visual philosophies and supporting communication programs.
With a strong professional career grounding in corporate identity, consumer package design, and retail environmental development Michael brings a wealth of hands-on creative experience to Ascension clients. He has created and managed the execution of many industry recognized design programs for brand leaders like Lowe’s, Harley-Davidson, Wrangler, The Home Depot, and Ameritech.
Michael served as co-founder of Atlanta based design firm Adrenaline and later as creative director for retail design firm Wheelhouse.
When not working as Ascension creative director and brand consultant Michael hand crafts custom furniture using natural reeds, twigs, and other plant/tree elements to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind keepsakes. He is a graduate of The State University of New York and is also an adjunct faculty member of Bernard Baruch College in New York City and the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Michael lives in the Atlanta area and is married with one daughter.