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What happens when you combine technology and art?

Sean Bannigan would say you create an ideal scenario. After all, that's what happened to him.

"During high school I discovered my interest in art, and I began to explore how I could connect my love for computers with my newfound curiosity about art." That exploration led to a decision to pursue a career as a graphic designer and a move to Marquette, Michigan, to attend Northern Michigan University. Nowadays, he says, "As long as I can keep designing and experimenting with pushing the limits of code, I'll be living the life."

Sean grew up in Kalamazoo as an only child and attended Hackett Catholic Central High School. As we have seen, he attended Northern Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. Sean spends most of his free time with Jackie, his girlfriend of six years. His hobbies include watching TV and movies, playing video games, designing, photography and skiing during the winter months.

"The first thing that interested me about Maestro was its location. I had been wanting to return to Kalamazoo to be closer to my family and to escape the bitter cold and isolation of the UP. Then I realized that Maestro was so much more than an escape home. It was a place full of talented people where I would have an opportunity to learn and succeed. The thing I love most about Maestro is the atmosphere. While the work can be busy, it never feels too much like work when everyone is so relaxed, especially when there is a ping-pong game going on behind your desk."

Speaking of Sean:

  • Swore off PCs at 17, bought first Mac and never looked back.
  • Joined high school downhill ski racing team after having been on the hill only three times.
  • Built a Jukebox Time Machine for senior thesis and won the Best in Graphics award for it.

Fave Song

Trees by Twenty One Pilots on the album, Vessel