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“Imagine Seeing… What You Think™”

I am a Traditional Artist creating Fine Art as well as a Commercial Illustrator painting for clients from NASA to Scholastic. I have been an educator my whole life and have enjoyed being a Professor of Graphic & Web Design for over 25 years. I am also a UX Director with an educational background in psychology, fine art, graphic/web design development and professional experience in customer success.

...with calm, grace & exceeded my expectations!

“Michael created for me amazing holiday business cards to send to my clients to keep me top of mind. I was admittedly hard to please, asking for numerous changes, but he did all of them with calm, grace & exceeded my expectations! I would not hesitate to hire him again for his incredible services.”

Dan Newmark, Presentation Specialist

Hire him in a minute!

“Michael’s work is not just brilliant and in impeccable taste and sense of compositor, it is visually engaging and really gets the message across. I really appreciate his work and him as a person and designer. Hire him in a minute!”

Neal Raisman, Chancellor Briarcliff College

He is charming, engaging & a true gentleman!

“As an art enthusiast… Michael’s work is just a perfect addition to my wonderful collection. As a person Michael is a pleasure to interact with. He is charming, engaging & a true gentleman!”

Linda Hamilton, 3 Time Golden Globe Nominated Actress

He is an artist enamored of the Goddess

“Although his use of grisaille in dramatically cropped compositions could signal a stylistic kinship with David Salle, Apice’s approach to womanly curves is romantic rather than pornographic; he is an artist enamored of the Goddess rather than the bimbo!”

Ed McCormack, Gallery & Studio Magazine

Michael's style exhibits extreme sensitivity

"Michael's style exhibits extreme sensitivity... high emotion between his subjects and viewers. While his painting technique may wow audiences, he keeps the viewers attention by evoking an experience.”

Alli Rufrano, International Photographer & Professor


About michael

Michael Apice – Just a guy from Long Island

Michael is a UX UI developer with an educational background in psychology, fine art, graphic design, web development with professional experience in customer success.

I utilize my background and experiences to be a voice for the customer resulting in an improved user experience. Bridging the gap between consumers and technology, through the application of empathy-driven and user-centered design.”

Application interfaces should be easy, simple, and most importantly, enjoyable to use. We must recognize the importance of understanding people’s motivations in order to maximize their commitment to experiences!

Michael Apice Resume

As an accomplished artist in the New York area as well as nationally have spanned over two decades. His wide range of artistic training has led him to enjoy working best as a realist painter.

Michael continuous commissions to create portraits for private & public collector but also has a wonderful career painting for the advertising & publishing companies in the US as well as abroad.

Michael’s work is featured in a New York City Gallery in Chelsea & has been in many national & international shows.

Volunteering always, Michael has also held the position of President for the New York chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild, 1996-97. He is currently a active member & continues to be a strong advocate for artist’s rights.

Knights of Columbus
2006 – Present

Graphic Artists Guild, Inc.
President of the NY chapter 1996-1997
1998 – Present

C.A.R.T Community Action Response Team
Executive Creative Director
2018 – Present

I can sum up Mikey by saying he is the last great apostle of rugged individualism… and the Cat can paint!”

I’ve known and worked with Michael for many years, and he is definitely one of the cleverest thinkers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

Michael has shown the rare ability to quickly ascertain the core of an issue, its context and solution. From that, Michael can design a solution that is elegant, intelligent and simplistic (even if behind the scenes it is complex).

I have very much enjoyed working with Michael various projects. Not only is it a pleasure to work with Michael it is a genuine pleasure knowing him.”

As an art enthusiast… Michael’s work is just a perfect addition to my wonderful collection. As a person Michael is a pleasure to interact with. He is charming, engaging and a true gentleman!”

Michael’s work just draws you in… a true story in each of his subjects, incredible! Personally Michael is just a pleasure to be around and watch him work.”

  • IBM
  • Canon
  • Broadridge
  • AT&T
  • NASA
  • U.S.Army
  • U.S.Marine Corps
  • U.S.Navy
  • Disney
  • U.S.Coast Guard
  • U.S.Air Force
  • Intel
  • Gerber Life
  • Elle Girl
  • Sesame Street
  • Pampers
  • Parents Magazine
  • Carter’s
  • Huggies
  • Fisher Price
  • Kohl’s
  • MDA
  • East Side Lenders
  • Tor Books
  • Crosstex
  • BistroMD
  • Viacom
  • Paramount
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Readers Digest
  • Pearson Learning
  • G.A.G
  • Marine Midland
  • Oceanside FCU
  • Seagram’s
  • Infinity Broadcasting
  • Sci Fi Channel
  • Greenpeace
  • Silverback Comics
  • D.C. Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • Briarcliffe College
  • Pocket Books
  • Baby Einstein
  • Carter’s
  • Xlear
  • Dental Vibe
  • Ferrel Fritz
  • Coca-Cola
  • BBD&O
  • Bantam Books
  • Carter’s
  • Harlequin Books
  • HarperCollins
  • HBO
  • SVA
  • Dennis Miller


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“The New Yorkers” N.Y.C Talk Show Interview


Michael Apice’s “Europa’s Cry” Book Series Is Here!

Europa’s Cry… An Angel’s Tale is the first illustrated short novel in a proposed series by Michael Apice and Mike Watt
(Click Here) of what promises to be a mad dash to screen!.

It’s a story about an angel sent to Earth to “minister to the sick” and offer final redemption!. Her first mission: a pedophile. It’s strong stuff but meant for folks of any faith.

Click here to read more…

Random Europa’s Cry Book review as seen here on

” I just read Europa’s cry from cover to cover and only wish it were longer. The characters were real even though they’re angels. The writing is very descriptive and I got a vivid sense of being in their reality. I thought it was interesting that the characters on the seemingly good side have dark hair and the bad character has blond hair. Blond hair is usually associated with innocence which of course plays well so that this character can do her work. I think this story would make an awesome Movie or TV Series. I have heard there will be future installments of this work and hope it’s true. “

Stephanie A. Bertoni


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