Michael is Head of Graphics at the Guardian/Observer and Guardian on line. He has been the graphic consultant for a number of papers NZZ Sunday in Switzerland, Publico in Portugal, Internazionale in Italy and the Economist in the UK.
His department have won many coveted Malofiej Society of News Design Gold medals and awards.
Why I asked Michael to speak
Many designers can talk about their craft but Michael has fantastic insights into how the business of journalism functions - and therefore how designers serve within.