Designer, Storyteller


I'm an avid storyteller and use whatever medium best suits the work. I'm a published writer, a sometimes filmmaker, and audio producer.



By Michael Champlin
Introvert, Dear - Sept. 7, 2014

Creative space isn’t about putting up walls or hiding from the outside world, nor is it a simple desire to be away from people. Creative space is about finding solace and silence in the external world, so that we may adequately listen to our own minds. 


What your agency’s mission statement should say about you

By Michael Champlin
Layout by Flywheel - May 27, 2015

A mission statement has become so much more than a simple description. It serves as a kind of organic thesis statement, guiding your agency and culture forward while driving customers to your business.


8 facts about a spot on a hill

By Michael Champlin
Cowbird - Jan. 12, 2015

1. I found the spot while looking for a good vantage point to take a photograph of downtown Tulsa. Turns out, it's way too far away.


An Architecture of Thought

By Michael Champlin
Medium - Sept. 30, 2013

I learned two major lessons in my years in architecture school: first, that design is my passion in life, in all its forms. Design is not a collection of geometry and color on paper; great design lives and breathes. It touches people.
Secondly, I learned that I have no interest in being an architect.


The Unexpected Joy of the Mismatch

By Michael Champlin
Cause a Frockus - Jan. 21, 2015

As a designer I spend a lot of time attempting to make disparate things harmonious. It’s the job of a designer, after all, to arrange a wide variety of “stuff” in some kind of cohesive way, whether it’s information, furniture or textiles. We’re tasked with finding harmony in chaos, stillness in a loud room of ideas, styles and interference.