Michael Bayouth Productions

Santa Barbara based artist Michael Bayouth enjoys the arts from his extensive graphic design background including fine arts, storyboard and sketching, to filmmaking and writing. Bayouth worked on the hit TV show “The Office” during Steve Carell’s last season designing all the props and graphics that appeared on the show. His in-depth knowledge of typography and graphic design come from his many years of experience in the entertainment field.  

Bayouth is also a creative writer and filmmaker. His first novel, with writing partner Kim Klein, "Nine Degrees North," has earned him well over a dozen Five-Star reviews. His first solo effort, "In The Shadows of Giants" is a fun and dysfunctional ride, depicting his life growing up in a Hollywood home with a not-so-tame stuntman for a father.

Michael Bayouth's screenwriting, directing and producing was showcased in the mockumentary "Take 22." This, award winning comedy feature film for exhibition, won Best Feature Film at the Raleigh Studios Film Festival, Hollywood in 2010.

Bayouth received 3 screen credits on Sony's feature film "SPIDER-MAN 2" for his work shooting and compositing test shots for the tentacle effects for Alfred Molina's "Doc Ock" character. He's currently a member of the Art Directors Guild, The Writer's Guild, SAG and is a lifetime member at The Magic Castle in Hollywood California. He recently storyboarded all the action and scare sequences for Salem, FOX's Sleepy Hollow, AMC's TURN, J.J. Abrams' Revolution on NBC and for Entourage The Movie.

In his early years, Walt Disney Studios kept Bayouth Productions busy branding, illustrating and designing the lion's share of it's classics, from Mary Poppins to The Rescuers Down Under.  Bayouth started his career right out of high school in the NBC Graphics Arts Department. There, he also took assignments as a Courtroom Illustrator for KNBC news, working on a variety of high profile trials. Later, at Marvel Productions, Bayouth was Art Director of Presentation & Development and worked with such greats as Stan Lee.

He was schooled at Art Center College of Design and is proficient in both digital and conventional mediums. Michael also studied with the great American fine artist and painter, Morgan Westeling, who is a highly sought-after fine arts teacher and conducts private workshops at the prestigious Scottsdale Artist Academy in Arizona.

Michael Bayouth is the proud father of three grown children, all thriving in creative fields themselves. Currently he creates fine art from his loft studio overlooking the Channel Islands in the Pacific Ocean where he resides in Carpinteria California.