The enterprise of the traditional Alchemist was based on the transformation of base metals into gold. Taking something simple, and through a precise, scientific and methodical practice, greatly increasing its value. A Designer’s aspirations aren’t much different. Our process requires research, analysis, method, and precision. And we better be handing you something gold at the end of the process, or we have failed you.
Hello! My name is Michael Stump. I am the Founder & Sole Proprietor of Alchmst Design & Branding in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a designer with over a decade of experience in graphic design, branding, interaction design & user experience. My goal with any client is to see their objectives through from the root to the fruit, and part of the enjoyment I get out of this line of work is watching a client’s reaction to experiencing what we’ve created together. For all intents and purposes, we bring your brand to life. And that type of shared, cathartic experience is unparalleled. So, let’s get to work.
Michael is a wildly talented and extremely passionate UX thinker and problem solver. In the years I have worked with him, I have seen him tackle difficult design problems and challenging stake holders alike with absolute poise and professionalism. His strategic thinking skills are unparalleled.
Michael is by far one of the most talented designers to work with. We worked closely on a lot of very detail oriented projects and his openness to collaborate and innovate allowed us to do some amazing stuff. I am so fortunate to have an opportunity to know such a great, dynamic, creative, and wonderful teammate.
Design skills are like a muscle, they can be trained and conditioned. The qualities that Michael has are greater compliments to his practice than any exercise program. He starts off ahead of the rest.
Michael is one of the most professional and well rounded designers i’ve had the pleasure of working with. He’s a problem solver, collaborator and pushes design to new heights with deep thinking and research.
There are talented people everywhere. However, Mike embodies the rare combination of talent, vision and passion, which leads positive change. I’m happy to know that people like him exist in the world and I’m very excited to see his creations help the fellow man.
Michael Stump is a genius graphic/web designer, who put together a pretty amazing website for my company. He was able to work with me getting input about my vision and then work his magic translating my business idea into a pretty amazing brand.
Stump was and is a talented hands-on creative thinker and designer who I’ve always been able count on …I always enjoyed the process and was pleased with the results. He’s a good listener and open to well-reasoned comments and direction, which makes him a welcomed collaborator.
Working on a small startup can be stressful and frustrating, but I wouldn’t say either of those things about my relationship with him. It has always been clear to me that Michael practices a very team focused approach, while also maintaining his ability to lead.
Michael is one of the finest “collabo-centric” UX specialists I’ve worked with. He’s open, explorational, inclusive, and, as a result, expands effectively on the ideas of others. It was a pleasure to work with him and I envy any organization that has him.