Mike Desmond is one of the designers of the Hydra Design Labs. He has been a professional automotive designer for 19 years. During that time he has worked at Mitsubishi Motors, Boyd Coddingtons, and more recently as the Design Director at West Coast Choppers. His love of classic American car design led him to Mitsubishi who was looking for a designer to bring an American sensibility to their designs. After leading Jesse James’ design team at West Coast Choppers Mike ventured off on his own. Never one to rest on his laurels Mike taught himself to become a tattoo artist whose work is now highly sought after. Mike is also an exhibiting artist with gallery shows displaying his latest oil paintings. Mike’s design talent in undeniable and his ability to push the envelope and walk the line of alternative counter culture brings an added edge to the Hydra Design Team.