Michel grew up bilingual in France. For close to 10 years he worked a producer, then Head of Department in the commercial divison of ARRI Media. His time at ARRI Media was followed by a short stint as the Munich branch manager of Pictorion/Das Werk. From 2005 to 2012 he freelanced as a producer for exhibition design for clients like BMW, AUDI, BOSCH, ARRI, Siemens, Microsoft and the Government of Qatar. From 2012 to late 2017 he worked as a Key Accounts Lead Producer for ARRI.