Michael J. Riley is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He is a frequent participant in local and regional art exhibits. His work has appeared in several publications including medical textbooks, periodicals, as well as local, regional and national magazines. He began his professional career while still a student. Michael was commissioned by the Head of Surgery at the Hahnemann University Hospital to illustrate a chapter in a nationally published textbook.

Riley has provided creative services to banking institutions, law firms, educational consulting firms, construction companies and numerous other organizations and institutions. He is an excellent project manager and communications facilitator. He spent several years maintaining intranet sites and serving as liaison for marketing and compliance departments while employed in the banking industry.

Michael is passionate about community service and has served as a creative consultant to many churches, educational organizations, civic groups and other non-profits. Since 2007, he has served as the exclusive cover designer for the "August Quarterly Festival," one of the oldest continuous religious festivals in the country, now celebrating its 199th anniversary.

Michael is also Co-Host and Co-Producer of “In the Upper Room” television program and Co-Founder of “UR Future Artists” live television talent showcase for children and young adults in Delaware and surrounding areas.