Mick Harrison Brege

Mick Harrison Brege

Entrepreneur in Detroit, MI, he/him


I am in service of adding character to your life.

I currently help lead Cadenza, ARIA Ventures' startup lab, making products like FanLabel.

My own studio is out of the top floor of The Scarab Club in Detroit, Michigan, where I research fine-tuning AI with a team of world-class creatives.

Areas of interest:

  • Family entertainment (“filling the pause”)
  • Social media & mental health research
  • Arts & sciences communication, education
  • Extended reality entertainment





Work Experience

2018 — Now
Detroit, MI

Software & creative development studio based in Birmingham, MI. Studio Cadenza is owned and operated by ARIA Ventures.



FanLabel® is an app about proving you’ve got what it takes to pick hit songs and grow a successful virtual record label. Modeled after fantasy sports, compete with friends and earn points from 'signing' trending artists and picking songs with the most real-world streams.


DanceFight® is a dance competition app. It allows you to challenge a friend to a dance-off, vote on your favorites, and climb the leaderboard. Users can challenge their friends to a DanceFight® and show off their best dance moves to fans.


Michigan Interaction Design (MIxD) commits to serving as a platform for exploration, sharing and learning about the future of human-computer interaction design with a focus on diversity and inclusion.


2023 — Now
Detroit, MI

The Scarab Club is an enduring home for the cultivation and celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts. In welcoming all drawn to creative expression and artistic excellence, it aims to foster a stronger, more vibrant arts community.

2022 — Now

The Music Business Association’s Education Committee seeks to promote awareness of and access to the professional paths available in the music industry for today’s students via education, events, and financial support.

Side Projects


As “alive” as you or me, GoodGood is an upbeat digital mailman who lives inside your phone and whose job is to deliver notifications to you. Using Augmented Reality technology (and some pretty convincing magic tricks), GoodGood brings positive daily experiences to the real world.


Best New Fantasy App from FSGA

2020 Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association, voted by FSGA membership


2014 — 2018
BFA, Interaction Design at Lawrence Technological University
Detroit, MI

NASAD accreditation

2015 — 2017
Non-acreddited program at University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan: Center for Entrepreneurship TechArb Cohort



Julie Zhuo (VP of design at Facebook), Mick Brege (Director, Studio Cadenza) explore the relationship of design and entrepreneurship


Students, workers and employers met up at Lawrence Tech University to talked MIxD realities


Visioning the future of design and technology


Blocs for Schools, original product designed by Mick Brege, launches


Student and designer develops an app for a global manufacturer using Windows App Studio