Michael Powell is an award-winning artist and musician who has been a member of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Community for over 30 years. He caught the art bug at age 7 while watching his father draw a horse, and majored in art and music all through high school and college. Michael owned and ran a successful art school in Saugus, The Artist’s Touch, and has taught afterschool art programs at various local elementary schools throughout Santa Clarita and in the San Fernando Valley. Michael is also a professional musician whose talents include playing bass, arranging music, songwriting, engineering recordings, and vocals. He has been teaching at the ARTree in Newhall for three years, and currently serves as a board member. Michael is very passionate about art and music, saying “if you can see it, you can draw it, and if you can hear it, you can play it!”
Vice-President On-Air Design | On-Air Promotion, Design + Animation CBS Television Network
Los Angeles born and raised Matt Hernandez has creatively led many of the CBS Campaigns you see on a daily basis from Survivor to Star Trek Discovery. As Vice President of Design at CBS Network, Matt oversees the design and animation of CBS’s network branding, image campaigns and all the primetime and daytime promos. He oversees the CBS Design + Animation Department managing a full staff of talented designers. Matt joined the CBS On-Air Promotion Design + Animation department in 2001 as a Senior Designer. He was promoted to Creative Lead in 2010 developing the on-air show brands. He is a multiple Promax/BDA award winner for many of his campaigns. He is also an active member of the Art Directors Guild. Join ARTree on this special night. Matt will be speaking about his journey in the entertainment business as well as tools to stay relevantin the design field.