Michael’s Bio & Press Kit

My last name is pronounced “Feer-er” (long ee sound) in case you were wondering. 🙂

Professional Bio of Michael Feerer

Michael Feerer graduated with Highest Honors in 1976 from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. He quickly founded an innovative architectural consulting firm in San Diego that specialized in user-based architectural planning. Over the next twelve years, he planned more than one-million square feet of city halls, libraries, hospitals, and some of the first outpatient surgery centers in the nation.

After moving to Bellingham, WA and becoming a happy stay-at-home dad, he authored Premiere with a Passion (published by Peachpit Press). The first-of-its-kind 415-page guidebook became a bestselling “bible” for the desktop video revolution of the 1990’s.

Based on the book’s success, a few years later he founded Pixelan Software (pixelan.com) and developed unique soft, organic visual effects plugins for videomakers and filmmakers. Pixelan is now in its 27th year. (Michael no longer runs it, having handed it off to his top software engineer.)

After a few years of creating evocative fine art nature photography close-ups, Michael has now turned his attention to inspiring and empowering kids in innovative ways. Different ideas are being considered and he will soon step into a new creative adventure in this direction.

Michael gives back in other ways too, such as by funding and designing a cool Montessori school in his hometown of Bellingham, WA and supporting various nature and social justice causes.

He is a voracious reader and an avid wilderness explorer, having hiked the equivalent of 1.5 times around Earth over the past three decades. Thanks to the internet, he’s enjoys being an occasional nomad, exploring the world while continuing to develop and explore his creative interests. Emphasizing off-the-beaten-path places near inspiring wildernesses, he stays for weeks or months to immerse himself in the real world daily life of the chosen locale. It’s a rich stew of immersive experiences that fortifies all of his creativity. For more about Michael Feerer, please visit his website at https://michaelfeeer.com

Photos of Michael for Press Use

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