Michael Baker is the creative manager for the Anderson University Office of Communication and Marketing. He has worked in multiple design capacities since joining the university in 2011. As creative manager, Mike leads a team that oversees the institution’s brand and the development of strategic and engaging visual content. Both of his degrees were obtained at AU, with a BA in graphic design in 2008 and an MBA in 2015.
He has been called “a print and web graphic guru extraordinaire” and referred to as “the horse whisperer of Macs.” Michael has worked in marketing at several businesses, most recently at Church of God Ministries. He and his wife, Andrea, have a young daughter and two sons and attend Madison Park Church of God in Anderson.
Favorite book: Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
“Failure is built into creativity… the creative act involves this element of ‘newness’ and ‘experimentalism,’ then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure.” — Saul Bass
“Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.” ― Paul Rand, Graphic Designer