Michael Paul Young grew up in Tennessee, moved to Baltimore and settled in Asia. His project Designgraphik helped to shape online design throughout the late 90s and early 00s, and earned him a Chrysler Design Award nomination at age 23. He co-founded the design resource YouWorkForThem in 2001, and since 2009 has served as its sole manager and director.
Young’s innovative work has been exhibited worldwide, and recently his animation graced the 500,000 LED pixels of U2’s 360° Tour. He has won the Clio and the Cannes Gold Cyber Lion, as well as many other awards, and is a sought-after speaker at the world’s most renowned design festivals. He works daily as an artist, designer, photographer, director, producer and programmer. He and his wife Piyada live in Bangkok, Thailand.