Loren Christopher Michaels Owner/Creative Director

 

Loren Christopher Michaels is the Owner and Creative director here at Dreams by Design.  Coming from a background of Music and Magic, Loren brings to each project his own personal expertise in Art Direction, Video Production, Graphic Arts, and Music Composition. Loren began his journey in the world of creative production at a very early age.  When he was just seven years old his father got him interested in both Music and Magic.  His father was a design engineer in the aerospace industry, a master woodworker, and inventor.  He taught Loren the ability to think outside the box and how to approach a creative problem with an open mind.  He also schooled him many aspects of creative design.  When Loren was just 16 years old he went on the road as a stage manager for a touring road show.  It was during this time that Loren learned both the Show side of Show Business along with the Business side as well.

After returning from the road, Loren put together his own stage show and thus began a career of performing live shows for the next 30 years.  During that time Loren has appeared at Caesar's  Palace, The Venetian, MGM Grand, and several other Las Vegas Casinos.  He has toured throughout the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies. He has appeared on many TV shows such as Masters Of Illusion, The Magic of Las Vegas, Quantum Leap, Scare Tactics, Stargate Atlantis,  and was the Illusion Designer and creative lead for the NBC show Totally Hidden Extreme Magic. Loren also has appeared in several films such as If Looks Could Kill, Pyrates with Kevin Bacon, Mom and Dad Save The World,  Bamboozled, and The Howling.

He is currently registered with the Writers Guild with three screenplays to his credit-What Time Will Tell, Whisper Of The Gods, and In The Sargasso Sea.

 Loren has also directed over 30 stage productions and has written and starred in his own play "Goth".

 Loren background in music has allowed him to create the sound track for several videos and stage productions along with having a CD "String Talk" released on iTunes earlier this year.

Several years ago Loren decided that he enjoyed the backstage aspects of production more than the performing end.  He started to study Graphic Arts,Video Editing, Music Editing, Special Effects Make-up, and 3D animation.  Combing this with his previous background in stage and film production he decided to start Dreams by Design.  His new studio is located in the Mountains of Oregon and, after leaving the hustle and bustle of L.A. and Las Vegas, he has settled down for yet another chapter in a life he best describes as "The Ultimate Creative Journey".