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Medallion is my baby, figuratively speaking. And it is not my only one. There are my literal children—three of them—and four grandchildren. And pets too numerous to mention. Twenty house pets alone, a pig included. Hey, it’s a big house, OK? Then there are all the critters on my 130-acre rescue farm: pigs, chickens, goats, rabbits, dogs, cats, horses, cattle, exotics. You can pretty much just name it, and I’ve probably got it. In my spare time (not much), I’m an author, of course, and an obsessed devourer of the written word. Oh, and did I mention I show horses around the country with my daughter? No, actually, I DON’T sleep.
I was made in Thailand with American parts, which means it’s hard for me to grow a full beard. A renaissance man by trade, I pride myself on being a professional artist, speaker, and certified leadership coaching specialist. I love the creative process and seeing others succeed in making their ideas come to life. I also love seeing people and animals get a leg up in life which is why I serve on the board of directors for TripleThreat Mentoring and On The Wings of Angels Rescue. If you want to follow a bunch of random musings that may have nothing to do with publishing, feel free to follow me:
BTW, I’m also an award-winning co-author of two coffee table books. If you ever want a great conversation piece or want to know a little more about me, you can check out my Amazon bio-page: http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Mock/e/B006ZZKAXG
President, Medallion Media Group
I believe that my interpretive dance at the local grocery store improves the lives of the strangers there. I also believe that Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis have never died, and will never die. When people question my irrational behavior, they are satisfied with the explanation, “Oh, I’m an artist.” Being vice president of Medallion Media has allowed me an avenue to boost other people’s goals while remaining unashamed of how weird I really am.
“All you need is faith and trust . . . and a little pixie dust!”
To say that I am a Disney nut is an understatement! As a child I was brought up on the idea that any dream, any wish can come true if only you believe, and I still believe that into my adulthood! Most of my spare time is devoted to my four-legged fur ball, a Pomeranian rat terrier, named Disney, of course!
I love negative space.
As long as the design is solid, the rule of thirds is used as a guide, there’s movement, balance, unity, and good use of perspective, I’m a happy art director. Some of the artists who truly inspire me include my father, N.C. Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Don Seegmiller, Peter Mohrbacher, Stanley Lau, Pat Reilly, and Maxfield Parish to name but a few.
I’m a formally trained artist and a graduate of the American Academy of Art with majors in electronic design and illustration and minors in watercolor and life drawing. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work at several ad agencies, do some traditional cel animation for commercials, color comic books, and create many freelance illustrations for a variety of companies.
Many people say I’m an elusive wise guy, a harlequin who likes to dress up in costumes all year round. They also say my greatest asset is my body. No argument there.
Hi. I’m Michal. (That’s ME-how if you can pronounce it, or just plain Michael if you can’t.)
Here is a list of my top five favorite things. First is a tie between my dogs, Olive and Coco. Second is Lost. (Faraday and Desmond are the best.) Third are eight-hour naps followed by watching Sin City or Planet Terror just because I have nothing else to do. Fourth consists of anything that relates to The Joker. And finally, fifth is supreme deep-dish pizza (which I could eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack time, and dinner).
I’ve been working in publishing for over fifteen years and have collaborated with hundreds of writers, including first-time, seasoned, and internationally best-selling authors. When I’ve set down the manuscripts for work, you’ll find me with a book in my hands or an audiobook on my headphones. I’m grateful for the authors all over the world who’ve allowed me to glimpse life through their eyes and through their imaginations, and I’m deeply honored to work with Medallion’s authors each day to bring their stories to you. Happy reading!
Accounting and HR Director
I’m a hugger; I hug everyone. Why? Because a hug says it all. I believe everyday life is like a Seinfeld episode, and when I have a hard time making a decision, I just go to the old reliable Magic 8 Ball.
Here’s my favorite quote: “If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours.”
Sales and Marketing
I knew my calling was to be in marketing communication since I was young and reading the back of shampoo bottles for the tag lines. I also loved books and acted like a librarian, making my brother check out his books from my bedroom. I know he loved it!
I earned my bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in British literature from SIU, where I worked in the library, of course, and from Roosevelt University. I have worked in marketing for a decade now and have had the pleasure of interning on 101.9 The Mix, working on visitor guide content for convention and visitors bureaus, consumer marketing for travel magazines, and I even spent some time marketing a castle (every girl’s dream, right?).
(Read with an Irish accent)
In me free time during the summer, I enjoy attending cruise nights and carriage shows with me hubby. Our current restored collection includes a 1651 Fjord Coupe and a 1756 Fjord Victoria. Me hubby is currently restoring a 1551 Fjord Ratatouille Rod Pickup and a 1638 Fjord Business Coupe.
This winter me hope is to finish decorating our Tudor bedroom addition, which includes a secret fireplace escape route leading down to an underground labyrinth guarded by David Bowie, that me intends to curl up next to and begin reading some great Medallion books.
I’ve been havin’ the opportunity to volunteer fer Triple Threat, a nonprofit mentoring organization that helps kids in the village learn morally appropriate artistics, mathematics, science, and Quidditch. To interact with such polite, talented, and energetic children has been an overwhelmingly positive experience fer meself.