My motivations as a creative maker are wide-ranging. For my personal projects, I'm drawn to textures and patterns of the natural world. Through detailed mark-making, I commit these places and experiences to memory. 

As my day job, I serve as a supervisory visual information specialist with the National Park Service. My team and I provide opportunities for inspiration, orientation, and education through visual media. We connect people to their public lands and shared heritage, and to each other. 

UPDATE: I'm currently accepting assignments and commissions to help hustle my way through graduate school. Drop me a line if you're interested! $40/hr for design and art services.

MichaelTLiang [at]


M.S. Ed. Leadership in Museum Education, Bank Street College of Education (2019)

Certificate in Natural Science Illustration, University of Washington, 2009

B.F.A. Art and Design, University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art and Design, 2008