Creative leader with over 15 years experience in strategy, user experience, web, mobile, and product design. Possessing a unique blend of user-centered design capabilities, technical expertise, and high-level strategic problem-solving skills. As a designer, Michael has a passion for creating compelling experiences that align the business's goals with their user's needs. Resulting in a proven record of measurable return on investments for clients including expansive government agencies, Fortune 100 companies, major sports associations, fledgling start-up operations, and non-profits organizations. Demonstrated capabilities of managing teams and executing award-winning digital projects form concept to completion.
Leads a team of strategists, designers, and developers in researching, planning, and creating custom web, mobile, and enterprise products/solutions for a global clientele.
Key clients include: Budget, CDC, Chick-Fil-A, Clear Channel, ESI, InterContent Hotels Group, Jamestown Properties, Lowe’s, Microsoft, Mohawk, NATO, NBA, PGA of America, and Sears.
Started as a simple idea — a basic application for MaybeForYou's anniversary party. The idea quickly spread into a consumer application and line of products. Leading the strategy and design of the product, the company was profitable within the first 12 months.
Founded the company to offer simple, fun, engaging mobile games and utilities. Provided strategic guidance in the design and conception of new applications. Managed the strategy, design, technical development, and business operations. Took the company through a successful exit in 2013.
Taught a wide range of courses in User Experience, Strategy, Design, and Front-end Development. Helped establish and grow the digital program by expanding courses and providing recommendations for instructors.
Worked in coordination with the President/CEO, COO, and other key directors to scale the design and development teams, while bringing on new clients and growing existing business. Lead the design and development teams in the creation of custom digital solutions.
Worked with the team to help concept, design, and develop interactive campaigns and websites. Responsibilities included information architecture, UI design, interactive design, motion graphics, and Flash development.
Came up with concepts and campaign ideas to help pitch clients. Directly managed a team of designers and worked as a member of the design team to ensure work aligned with the agency's creative goals, client's business needs, and catering towards the customer.
Worked as a member of the design team to concept and design interactive campaigns and websites. Responsibilities included information architecture, project planning, UI design, interactive design, motion graphics, Flash development, and project management.
Worked with the team to help concept, design, and develop interactive campaigns and websites.
Work with numerous agencies, small-to-midsize business, and corporations, to help solve design, business, and technology problems. Consulting and executing on Business and Digital Strategy, Information Architecture, User Interface Design, Interaction Design, and Web Design.
Work featured in numerous industry publications including CommArts, .Net, Create, HOW Magazine, MXDJ (Web Developers and Designers Journal).