Michael Carabetta is creative director of Chronicle Books, a San Francisco-based publisher. His work has received recognition from the American Institute of Graphic Arts and his projects have appeared in a variety of design publications. In 2016, Michael was made a fellow of the AIGA San Francisco Chapter for his contributions to the design community.
A Connecticut native, Michael received his master of fine arts degree from Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. Before joining Chronicle Books, he worked for Landor Associates where he directed corporate identity projects. Michael has conducted design workshops and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design, School of Visual Arts, and California College of the Arts. Currently, he teaches publication design at the University of San Francisco.
Michael is an occasional contributor the Chronicle Books blog, Design Desk. He also serves on the publications committee of the Book Club of California. He is the author of Words To Ride By: Thoughts on Bicycling.