Michael Archie "Mike" Dougherty (born March 28, 1980; age 42). is a crew member of SpongeBob SquarePants. He began working as a storyboard artist and character designer from season 9 onward. As of season 13, he is a storyboard director; he also contributes to Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show.
Since 1996, he started as an animator in the preschool series Blue's Clues until 1998. In 2002, he worked in the MTV/Teletoon animated series, Clone High as a background artist. Over time, he started working as a character designer and graphic script artist on the series Tak and the Power of Juju, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Fairly OddParents, The Penguins of Madagascar, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.