Mike Winder dismantles and reassembles words.

A staff writer at ArtCenter College of Design, his work
appears on the College's website as well as its Dot Magazine.
His writing has also been published in the Los Angeles Times,
, Los Angeles CityBeat and other fine publications.
Previously, he studied creative writing at UCLA and was a
communications specialist at the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Writing Samples

ArtCenter College of Design


HQ:LA: Three thriving entrepreneurs make the City of Angels their headquarters [Fall 2015] *
New Car Experiences: ArtCenter explores the future of transportation [Spring 2015] *
The next big thing is already here: 60 Years of ArtCenter in Asia [Fall 2014] *
Who, what, why, when, wearables [Spring 2014] *
Transform, transcend, Transmedia: the changing face of graphic design [Summer 2013] *


Persistence, perseverance and Pixar paved the path to The Dam Keeper's Oscar Nomination [October 15, 2015] *
Press "Start" to continue: Saman Kesh's Controller [October 15, 2015]
With Beekle, Caldecott Medal-winner Dan Santat "makes the unimaginable, imaginable" [October 15, 2015]
Get ready for the next wave: Korea's Minister of Culture Kim Jongdeok [April 25, 2015] *
Hang 10? No, hang 50!: John van Hamersveld [October 25, 2014] *
The Force is still strong with him: Ralph McQuarrie [October 6, 2014] *
The memes they are a-changin': An Xiao Mina [April 25, 2014]
Chinese immersion: David Schwarz [October 25, 2013]
Razzle Dazzle's aftermath: Erik Mark Sandberg [October 25, 2013]
Dieter Rams urges graduates toward responsible design ethos [July 25, 2013]
Welcome to the machine: Steve Joyner and Jason Pilarski [June 15, 2013]

Public programs email campaigns

ArtCenter at Night:
What's the big idea? [Spring 2016] *
Make it 'til you make it [Fall 2015] *
Fight the creative drought [Summer 2015] *

ArtCenter for Teens (formerly Saturday High):
Stump Speech [Spring 2016] *
Brace yourself [Fall 2015] *
Write your own story [Summer 2015] *

ArtCenter for Kids:
No heatwave on Mars [Spring 2016] *

Learn to see yourself [Fall 2015] *
What are you waiting for? [ArtCenter for Kids, Summer 2015] *

News Publications


Art Center College of Design Graduation Address, 2013:
Dieter Rams, renowned industrial designer, warns of mindless
consumption and urges responsible design [April 23, 2013]

Los Angeles Times

Stan Lee: Bring on the Dr. Strange video game [October 18, 2011] *     
Batman: Arkham City Takes the Madness Far and Wide [October 3, 2011] *
Comics vet Marv Wolfman talks about writing new Green Lantern game [July 5, 2011] *
X-Men: Destiny game allows players to build their own mutant [June 23, 2011] *
Spider Man: Edge of Time to send Peter Parker back to the future [June 10, 2011] *
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game looks to light it up [June 7, 2011] *
Thor: God of Thunder video game looks for new worlds to conquer [June 5, 2011] *
Pirates of the Caribbean Lego: Pig-riding and rare gaming comedy [May 29, 2011] *
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Forget the racing, let's get plastic surgery [March 8, 2011] *    
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Phoenix takes it to the dark side [February 20, 2011] *   

Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat

The Goo, The Bad, and The Ugly: Tim Biskup's Gama-Goo line [August 30, 2007] *
Byte Me: Atari Founder's new venture is part food, part videogame  [June 28, 2007] *
You Down with MCP?: 25 years later, Tron is more compelling than ever [May 24, 2007] *
From Outer Space and Down Rabbit Holes: Fry's' whimsical store décor [April 12, 2007] *

LA Alternative
Say it Ain't So, Al: Weird Al's Straight Outta Lynwood [September 29, 2006] *
Los Angeles c. 2231: Start planning for the big four-five-oh [August 25, 2006] *
Happy Happy Joy Joy Redux: Ren and Stimpy gets a happy ending [July 14, 2006] * 
Sexy Beast: Why Godzilla keeps us coming back for more [June 23, 2006] *
Los Angeles Plays Itself: E3 was swell, but game makers should get local [May 19, 2006] *

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