After graduating from Texas Tech University, Thurman spent the first ten years of his career working at three large, Dallas-based creative agencies. He has worked with clients like ESPN, AT&T, Office Depot, Labatt, Kraft Foods, Miller Beer, and Frito-Lay. In 2005, Thurman and his creative partner Brad Bishop opened the doors to their own firm, Torch Creative. Since then, the two have worked closely with such clients as the National Hockey League, the NBA, Minor League Baseball, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Texas A&M, LSU, the Dallas Stars, Michigan State University, and Disney. “Brad and I apply our years of training and experience to make marks that represent the client’s values and goals,” Thurman said, “We love working together to produce results with staying power.”
Michael lives in Grapevine, TX with his wife Shari, and his two sons, Tyler and Brandon.