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Michael Lebowitz

Founder & CEO / Big Spaceship, New York


Michael is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, a globally-recognized digital creative agency. Since launching the agency in 2000, he has defined the strategy and vision for Big Spaceship’s growth and culture as well as working closely with Big Spaceship’s clients, including BMW, Google Play, Google Maps, Ken Burns, Nestle-Purina, Organic Valley and Samsung.

Over the past decade, Michael has led Big Spaceship to attain countless awards of high distinction. This includes a Primetime 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 member of Procter & Gamble’s Design Advisory Board and the Chairman of the IAB Agency Advisory Board. He is also a founder and was an inaugural board member of SoDA, the Society of Digital Agencies, and membership in the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and AIGA’s Visionary Design Council.

Speaking on creativity, innovation and the evolution of business, Michael participates in and leads seminars across the globe and has engaged audiences at AIGA, SXSW, Click:NY, Click:London, ad:tech and CaT: Creativity and Technology, to name a few. 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. 

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The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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The Martian

Andy Weir

Where the Sidewalk Ends<br />

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Shel Silverstein

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Harold and The Purple Crayon

Crockett Johnson

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Michael Chabon

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Mystery Train

Greil Marcus

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