Michael “Graphics Dude” McCartney was raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. He was interested in the arts from an early age. At 17 he joined the U.S. Navy and Uncle Sam saw fit to send him to Oregon. After the service he stayed in Oregon and worked in the screen print trade as a designer, took up guitar and began playing with local bands. He left the design field and worked 25 years in building materials, but returned to school to study design in 2010. Michael joined Cold Dead Hands in 2013 and is now their Senior Designer.