M2 Creative - Simply M2 to our friends and customers - is a small design group based in a fabulous space in downtown Ferndale. We were born from the growing need of our clients to have access to high quality, affordable design services locally.
Our company houses a key senior staff of seasoned artists and designers, motivated by a passion to push the boundaries of creative and technical possibilities. M2’s in-house design team handle local, national and international projects alike. We have the experience to pull together a team that is specifically geared to your project, and while we are best known for award-winning CGI and motion graphics, many of our clients also enjoy our video production services and audio production/post-production expertise. Chances are that the great track you just heard on a nifty ad was one of our original compositions.
We have grown over the past 10 years, offering a full complement of services to ad agencies, marketing groups and clients direct. The one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to producing great work, within schedule and on-budget.
Fiona brings many years of experience to the group as a producer in the production and post-production arena. First serving as a live broadcast producer in London, Fiona transitioned to the United States as a marketing professional in the Detroit area in 1986. One of her greatest accomplishments was in heading up the CG group “Division X” – taking the group from a research division to a multi-million dollar production facility, specializing in photo-real CG automotive footage for advertising use. Fiona serves as President of M2 and is responsible for sales/marketing efforts and customer relations.
Daniel began by receiving a bachelor degree in fine arts from the College For Creative Studies in Detroit. Upon graduation, he joined Division X. After four and a half years Daniel became a CGI Lead and was part of a team that worked on award-winning animations and VFX. He also works as a freelance photographer selling original prints; his work has been seen in Detroit Home magazine. Daniel now serves as Creative Director and as a visual effects artist for M2 creative.
Max began his career 15 years ago at DKP Effects, Toronto. Throughout his tenure, the company grew from a mid-sized production studio to one of the largest CG animation and visual effects facilities in Canada, now known as Arc Productions. He worked in a number of departments and acquired a vast array of skills including modeling, rigging, lighting and compositing. In 2007, Max brought his wealth of knowledge to Division X, where he filled the role of CGI Lead and gained much industry recognition designing award-winning animation and visual effects. Max serves as Animation Lead at M2, overseeing projects from start to completion.
Carl's audio career started back in high school, where he played in and recorded local bands. In 2005 he studied Digital, Media, Art and Technology at MSU and began honing in on editing, mixing, and production skills. In his 4 years at school, he recorded 30+ bands, getting signed to several record labels ('We Came as Romans' being most notable). After graduating in 2009, he expanded his skill set to live sound and lighting, providing more services to local bands and businesses. After 4 more years of freelance audio work, Carl joined the M2 Creative team. Since then he has created, edited, mixed and produced audio for local and national campaigns. He also provides musicianship on an array of instruments and vocals. For seven years, Carl has served as M2 Creative's Audio Specialist.