Michael Peine


Michael Peine
Arizona State University
2022 West District Graduate Student Merit Award Finalist


Michael's mission is to create products that make people smile. As a child, he spent countless hours playing with Legos, making knight armor out of cardboard, and building forts out of furniture. Michael initially wanted to become a professional artist, but the “starving artist” stigma led him to pursue a business degree. It wasn’t until years after working in marketing that he stumbled upon the fascinating world of industrial design and decided to pursue a Master of Industrial Design degree at ASU. Michael is passionate about designing home products with playful functionality and artistic elegance that makes daily life better.