Michael Riendeau is a creative director, content manager and designer with 15 years of experience in a number of industries. Mike has worked in major media markets on both the East and West coasts. He possesses a broad artistic skill set that’s made him a sought after consultant and brand advocate. He’s also an obsessive coffee drinker.
Mike started his career as a graphic designer and 3d artist, years later moving to Los Angeles to work in commercial post production. The list of clients he’s worked for includes Nike, Dell, Norton and Vizio. He landed his first position in the specialty coffee industry by helping to brand and launch a successful startup roastery in the Southwest.
Mike joined the Vournas Coffee Trading Team in 2015, and is now an integral part of our marketing program. He coordinates our social media and online platforms, including generating and sharing weekly Instagram, Twitter and Facebook content. Mike assists in writing for many of the Vournas print programs, and is instrumental in the design and publication of the Vournas Voice newsletter. He also assisted in the development of our Coffee’s Amazing Journey feature video.
Mike holds a MFA graduate degree from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, and is a proud alumni of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is proficient with multiple software platforms, and everything from 3d, illustration and photography to copywriting and graphic design.
When not on the job, Mike is an avid cyclist, hiker and lover of the outdoors. His favorite coffee is undoubtedly our Chiapas, Mexico Rancho San Francisco, likening it to a classic diner coffee – in heaven. As for words of wisdom they’re simply “I just want to say good luck, we’re all counting on you.” – Leslie Nielsen
Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org