Michael L. Raysor Jr. was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He began his journey in fine arts at St. Benedicts Preparatory (SBP) under the guidance and tutelage of Pamela Wye-Hunsinger. He continues to this day to carry on the values, lessons and fortitude that he gained from SBP. The school, whose mantra remains, Benedicts hates a quitter, helped to instill in him the drive to continue to grow, despite circumstance. From this idea and the inspiration gained from a very memorable painting in SBPs halls, Mike crafted his self-identity logo.
Since his time at SBP, he has continued through the years with self-study and an additional course in the arts. Aspiring to further develop his design skills, he taught himself Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop, as well as Corel Painter 11. His range of styles and approaches to the canvas (both virtual and tangible) keep evolving. In its current state, his style has been deemed raw and unpolished. Mike likes to call it "a fresh perspective free of convention, unfettered creativity"
Mike is an articulate, passionate, and innovative self-starter. He's gifted with a capacity for learning and adaptability that enables him to succeed in any environment. He is no stranger to long hours, hard work, and dedication. Every obstacle and opposition he's faced, he has tackled head on with an approach born from his wealth of diverse experiences and influences. In May 2010, he graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Japanese. In his duration at Villanova University he diligently worked on developing his skills in communication, leadership and teamwork. Whether it's fine arts or illustrations, marketing or advertising, graphic design or account management, he continues to push himself to excel. Ever the student of life he draws new inspiration daily from the people and experiences around him. Mike always brings this passion and work ethic with him and will help any endeavor see continued success.
Who I was yesterday is little indication of who I am today, and a far cry from whom I will be tomorrow.