mike franke

  • Creative and Digital

14+ years experience from initial concepts to final delivery. Easy to work with while striving for awesomeness.


Associate Creative Director at MicroMass Communications

Feb 2017 – Present Cary, NC

Senior Art Director at MicroMass Communications, Inc.

March 2016 – Feb 2017 Cary, NC

Creative and Digital Lead at Krash Creative

Dec, 2015 – Feb, 2016 Raleigh, NC

Leading an amazing Creative and Digital Team. Account and Project Management while keeping client expectations maintained.

Graphic Design | Video Editing | Motion Graphics | Web Design at Krash Creative

Mar, 2015 – Nov, 2015 Raleigh, NC

From Corporate to Car Ads. Specialized in Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding, Video and Motion Graphics. Aided in Strategic Client Development and securing higher-revenue generating accounts. Increased company revenues by ~20% in three months. Secured four additional departments from a single client 3-4 months after initial work completed.

Senior Video Editor at Janus Research Group

2012 – 2015 Raleigh, NC

Responsible for a combination of Video Editing, Audio Editing, Look/Feel Designs and Motion Graphics. Mentored the cinematic team to help grow their skill sets and improve their overall quality. Coordinated with Leads, Project Managers, and Subject Matter Experts to ensure project goals are being met. Successfully completed projects under-budget and time by streamlining production and team communication.

Director of Multimedia at MFV, Inc

March 2011 – July 2012 Cary, NC

Oversaw and worked directly with marketing, PR and multimedia content. Spearheaded company rebrand including logo, website and branding. Worked closely with marketing creating numerous pitches and design documents. Led multiple proof-of-concept campaigns and product designs, working with both internal and external clients.

Audio Director at Icarus Studios

May 2006 – May 2011 Cary, NC

Successfully led audio team, met numerous tight deadlines while ensuring high quality work. Completed audio for large scale products with a team of four people. Oversaw creation, editing, and implementation of all audio assets. Worked closely with programming and design teams creating in-house development tools. Designed and oversaw the construction of in-house recording studio.

Sound Designer at Icarus Studios

March 2003 – March 2006 Cary, NC

Created and designed cutting edge sound effects and music. Successfully saved critical operating revenue by moving music creation fully in-house. Introduced production pipeline improving both quality and efficiency of sound and music. Consistently updated processes and technology.

Composer and Sound Design at SkyZone Entertainment

March 2003 – June 2005 Apex, NC

Sound design and music composition for numerous mobile media titles including many well known IP such as “Rocky” and “The Pink Panther”. Worked closely with publishers in crafting music closely resembling famous musical themes without encroaching on existing copyrights. Published and distributed under SK Media & Entertainment.

Freelance Video, Audio and Multimedia at Mike Franke

2000 – Present Cary, NC

Production for various media including video, motion graphics, design, games, music and advertising.

Associate Creative Director at MicroMass Communications

Feb 2017 – Present Cary, NC

Associate Creative Director at MicroMass Communications

Feb 2017 – Present Cary, NC

Associate Creative Director at MicroMass Communications

Associate Creative Director at MicroMass Communications

Feb 2017 – Present Cary, NC


Novo Nordisk, Glaxo Smith Kline, Sanofi Regeneron, Janssen, Domtar Personal Care, Walmart, Target, Planet Fitness, Domtar Digital, United States Military, Department of Defense, United States Intelligence, Showtime, Marvel, DHL, MTV, Paramount Pictures, NECA, Attends, WizKids, SpaceX, Trailblazer Studios, Salvation Army, Intelligent Decisions


Creative DirectionUXUI DesignCollaborative DevelopmentWeb Graphics and DesignTeam ManagementDigital MarketingClient InteractionBusiness DevelopmentVideo EditingMotion GraphicsStoryboardsScript WritingVoice Over DirectionAudio Recording, Mixing and Mastering


Adobe XDAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe After EffectsAdobe InDesignAdobe PremiereAxureBasecampAudio Mixing


BA in Multidisciplinary Studies: Audio Engineering at North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC