Group 933

Michael Smith


Michael founded the digital design agency, Cog Design in 1991. The company is centred around a belief in the power of culture to shape people’s lives.

For more than thirty years, he’s worked with high profile cultural sector clients throughout the UK, including national orchestras, large-scale touring companies, producing theatres, disability arts champions and internationally renowned choreographers.

Michael is a frequent commentator on design, empathy and sustainability, in the press and as a guest lecturer. He is a regular mentor at University of Greenwich and University of the Arts London.

He is a Fellow at the RSA and recently finished a five year tenure as Trustee and Executive Chair with the National Campaign for the Arts.