P. Michael Anderson

P. Michael Anderson



Member Since

October 2014

2021 Distinguished Member
Many projects start out as a simple sketch on napkin; others are simply a three-sentence concept; others yet, a 400 page specification. All start out as an idea that needs to go from the ethereal to the real. “Design requires development;” Paul is the talent who makes that happens, with spectacular results.

Paul was the founding partner of Avatar Media Design and still uses the simple tagline of “evolving context into content” for production design and content management. Paul is a 24+ year veteran Technical Director and Production Designer of corporate, social, and entertainment events, as well as media systems design and deployments.. He has provided production design and management services to such corporations as General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Qualcomm, Sun Microsystems, as well as hundreds of corporate, social, and special events in Europe, China, Australia and the Middle East. He has also designed numerous media systems and facility installations for the likes of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Nintendo, Marquee Nightclub Las Vegas, YouTube, and Google.

Paul is a graduate of UC San Diego with a degree in Human Information Processing and Mass Media effects. His experience runs the gamut from designing social and multinational productions, user experience centers, and being a stage and studio musician. He is as at home calling a large international stage show, as he is sitting behind a CAD station in the design studio on a remote northwest island, or when pulling it all together from 36,000 ft “somewhere over anywhere.” Paul is also a nationally published technical illustrator, and is in demand as a production industry technical trainer and technology consultant.

Practice Area

Digital Experiences, Exhibition, Public Installation, Strategy/Research/Planning

Focus Area

Augmented (AR/VR), Destination Experiences, Digital, Exhibition, Graphic, Interactive, Smart Cities


Corporate, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, Museums, Recreation, Transportation, Visitor Centers, Workplace