Michael Lebowitz is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, one of the most recognized and awarded creative agencies in the world. Since launching Big Spaceship in 2000, Michael has been integral in acquiring and serving the agency's high profile clients, including 20th Century Fox, A&E, ABC, Adobe, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Glaceau, Google, Gucci, HBO, Linden Lab, Lucasfilm Ltd, Microsoft, MoMA, NBC Universal, Nike, OfficeMax, Royal Caribbean, Sony Pictures, Target, Victoria's Secret and Wrigley.
Over the past decade, Michael has led Big Spaceship to attain countless awards of high distinction. This includes a Creative Arts Emmy Award nomination for the agency's work with HBO Voyeur, Cannes Lions, Clios and One Show Interactive Pencils, as well as numerous Webby, FWA, Communication Arts, W3 and Pixel Awards. Michael was also named among the 2010 Creativity 50 and the 2008 OMMA Online All-Stars.
Michael is a founder and was an inaugural board member of SoDA, the Society of Digital Agencies. He is also a member of AIGA's Visionary Design Council and the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. In addition, Michael serves as an IAB Agency Advisory Board Member, as a member of the CLIO Dream Team working with Stand Up to Cancer, and as a member of Procter and Gamble's Design Board.
Speaking on creativity, innovation and the evolution of digital communications, Michael participates in and leads seminars across the globe and has engaged audiences at AIGA, SXSW, Click:NY, Click:London, ad:tech, CaT: Creativity and Technology, St. Louis University's Institute for Private Business and the Stern School of Business at NYU to name a few. As a champion of the digital and creative industries, he frequently chairs and sits on juries for creative awards, including the ANDY Awards, Cannes Lions, Hive Awards, One Show Interactive Awards, Effie Awards, ADC Interactive Awards, Communication Arts Awards and more.
Michael has been published in "Breaking In," which compiles advice from over 100 advertising creative leaders, as well as the "Taschen Guidelines for Online Success."
Prior to starting Big Spaceship, Michael spent three years at Thoughtbubble in New York.
Michael is a graduate of Vassar College. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Stacie and two sons, Isaac and Oliver.