Mike Strassburger is co-founder of Modern Dog and grew up in Washington, United States. Together with Mitch Nash, he designed numerous packaging designs and trademarks. He won several awards for his work, including prizes from Graphis, AIGA, the Type Directors Club, the American Center for Design 100 Show, and Communication Arts. In addition, many of his works are found in museums around the world. Strassburger currently teaches design at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.