OneMichael is made possible by the instrumental efforts of these creative geniuses:
Michael A. Kuznar
Michael Kuznar has accomplished a lot in his 21 years of age. At 10 years old, Kuznar started his own caricature business, called “Sir Drawz-Alot Entertainment.” This would be his first exposure to the world and all the different people he would meet while drawing hundreds of faces, year after year, catching the interest of many other artists around the nation.
Kuznar still draws caricatures at various events from time to time, but for the most part, he has become obsessed with his true passion: directing. At 16 years old, Kuznar gathered a group of his friends together and shot a short skit. This was something new he’d never tried before, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. In the years after, he would go on to write, direct, and produce over 100 short films with his high-school group, “DeliciousNesEssities.”
Currently, Kuznar is finishing his college education for directing and advertising, and has already had some success in the film world. His short film, Day 43 was selected as a finalist in Ron Howard’s “Project Imaginat10n” film contest. There he met Bryce Dallas Howard who helped Kuznar secure an internship at the number one ad agency in the world, Grey New York. There, Kuznar had a key role in producing advertisements for brands ranging from Smuckers, Gillette, and Marriott hotels.
Most recently, Kuznar finds himself in a key role in developing the brand OneMichael with Michael Schwengel and Artem Kuznetsov. So far Kuznar has directed every One-to-One interview and is excited to keep developing new ideas for OneMichael
If the last name didn’t already give it away, Artem Kuznetsov was born in the Eastern European country of Belarus. After moving to the US in 1993 and without a word of English, Artem quickly immersed his mind in everything and anything creative. His inability to sit still and urge to create made him a natural people magnet. In 2002, he joined Pre-paid Legal, where he gained sales and leadership experience by building a sales organization of 500+ people. It was around this time that he had an opportunity to meet Anthony Robbins.
Artem was so inspired that any amount of failure only motivated him more. In fact, he lives by Napoleon Hill’s quote, “every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” In 2002, he co-founded Artway Media, a publishing company that published two unique pocket-sized magazines with monthly distribution of 25K+. In 2004, he co-founded Ad3pt, a creative agency that delivered solutions via print, design and web development. In 2008, Artem and his business partner launched Sip n’ Sample, a marketing program that brought foodies and up-and-coming independently owned restaurants together.
Today he is a proud father of a sexy doberman/tervuren shepherd named Invoice. His life philosophy is inspired by many notable people such as Tim Ferriss, Tom Shadyac and Eckhart Tolle. When he’s not overseeing the hive, Artem is a proud addict of p90x, a recovering coffee-holic, and spends time enjoying the simple things in life.