Michael Quackenbush is Creative Director and owner of Shaggy Dog Press. SDP began in late 2011 with the objective of creating and offering high quality photographic illustrations for license, primarily within the stationery and gift industries. SDP’s contemporary illustrations convey a sense of fun, optimism and even a little irreverence, but always embodied in an attitude of joy for living. The objective is to help people find a smile.

A graduate of Pratt Institute where he earned a B.F.A in Communications Design, he’s applied his love of drawing, photography and story telling in each image he makes. Michael was Creative Director of Avanti Press a prominent greeting card and stationery manufacturer from 1988 to 2009, creating over 600 published images within the stationery industry as greeting cards, calendars, posters and gift books. He presently resides in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and two Jack Russell Terriers; the “Shaggy Dogs”.