Michael Riley is a creative director and designer from Palo Alto, California.
He studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design and has been directing and designing ﬁlm and television main title sequences, theatrical trailers, television commercials, and corporate identity packages for over 20 years. His career in film title design began with an internship under Tibor Kalman in New York. In 1991, he began working at R/GA, designing for ﬁlm and television, and five years later, he assumed the role of creative director and partner at Imaginary Forces in Hollywood. In 2005, he opened Shine, where he leads a team designing ﬁlm and television title sequences, trailers, commercials, content for ﬁlm, and branding packages.
Riley has received numerous design honors, including a Gold Medal from D&AD, five Primetime Emmy nominations, and an Art Directors Club Silver Medal for the design of the Marvel Pictures theatrical logo. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Television Academy. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.