Michael Castillo (b. 1989) is a graphic designer and sportswriter from Los Angeles. As a designer, he's created the branding for nearly 100 websites on the FanSided Network. As of July 2013, he's FanSided's Marketing Coordinator, overseeing the network's branding and social media reach. His written work has been mentioned in major media outlets such as ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts with an emphasis graphic design from the University of Southern California and is a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
Michael Castillo's mission as a graphic designer and writer is to find the most interesting idea and turn it into content that is both the most thought-provoking, relatable and sharable. In the days of Facebook sharing and Twitter retweeting, the need for quick, witty and clean content on a graphic and text basis is of the utmost importance. People want their fix, they want it now and if it resonates well, they're eager to let their friends know all about it. Through his work as FanSided's Marketing Coordinator and with freelance clients, Michael strives to find the balance between artistic merit, sharability and viral pastiche.