I’m the Senior Interactive Designer at Alston & Bird a venerable law firm with 11 national and international offices. I’m owner and Creative Director of Prince Creative, a consultancy studio specializing in branding design and strategy. Additionally the studio creates our own unique designs for apparel, and products—including my own book, PRINCEiples: Design Strategies for Build Better Brands.
Over the past two decades I’ve worked at public relations firms, advertising agencies, design studios, and even opened two companies of my own; crafting solutions for clients across media. I’m the face behind the campaigns of publicly-held corporations, as well as private sector, and non-profit organizations. Establishing brands, and enhancing others, I take the creative lead for my clients, interfacing with designers, photographers, videographers, directors, printers, developers, and other service professionals. Ensuring that “good ideas” gets executed on time and within budget.
Michael-René Prince received his BFA in Graphic Design and from New York City’s prestigious The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, he also minored in Photography & “New Media”. He has taught design courses at non-profit organizations, The Cooper Union, New York University and is a sought after speaker on Designing Diversity, In-House Design, and Design Thinking.
What is your background?
Born in the Republic of Panama, my family moved to the U.S. when I was a child. I grew up in Brooklyn, attended Manhattan’s LaGuardia Arts High School, then ultimately The Cooper Union.
Do you speak spanish?
Si, yo hablando español; no con fluidez, pero basta a comer. LOL! 😉
Why did you decide to become a designer?
At first I was an illustrator, but found that too limiting for me. I didn’t want to leave it to someone else to determine how my artwork was used. So when I learned of graphic design, and how it married image and text to deliver a cohesive message to an audience, I was hooked.
What do you like to do aside from design?
I’m an avid motorcyclist, a compulsive artist always sketching or painting; but most important, I’m a family man who treasures just hanging out with my wife and two children.