michael lentz

Michael is currently the Art Director at NASA Goddard's Conceptual Image Lab. Here he guides the day to day creative on projects both within and outside the studio to ensure that artistic and technical quality is upheld. In addition, he reviews and approves designs, artwork, and animation developed by artists. He also develops design concepts, oversees the visual appearance of projects and identifies areas where innovation can improve productivity.


Prior to working at NASA Goddard, Michael was freelancing for over 8 years. During that time he created a wide-range of art and animation for clients such as: Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, PBS, History Channel and NASA


He also worked in the National Geographic Television Art Department for 10 years. In that position he became an accomplished artist and animator, developing elements for numerous Emmy award winning shows.


His passion for art, coupled with his technical skills has led to a 25 year career in art and animation.