Mike Schindler - User Experience Design Professional

Hi, I'm Mike Schindler.

Versatile. Adaptive. An inspirational team catalyst and steadfast collaborator. I am an experienced UX practitioner and design leader with deep knowledge of design strategy, user research, and product development. Well-versed in multiple industries, including e-commerce, healthcare, and government, I am a proud UX generalist who loves to solve problems and mentor teams in human-centered design.


Over many years of learned trial and error, working through the healthy tensions of business, design, and engineering, I've come to believe in a core value system that informs my approach.


Over this...

risk aversion
exploring directions
prescribing solutions
showing and doing
meeting and talking


With over two decades of dedicated experience in UX design, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table, having successfully led teams as well as being the sole UX designer for small to large organizations.

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UX Team Leadership

I lead UX design by fostering collaboration among diverse team members, aligning their skills towards a shared understanding, and prioritizing user-centric approaches to deliver seamless and meaningful experiences.

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HCD & User Research

Leveraging extensive expertise in Human-Centered Design (HCD), I apply user-centric methodologies across industries like government, healthcare, and e-commerce to ensure intuitive and inclusive UX solutions, fostering optimal user experiences.

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Strategy & Planning

With over two decades of experience in UX Design, I bring a strategic focus to collaborative teams, integrating UX seamlessly into Marketing, Engineering, and Operations. My expertise lies in aligning user-centric goals with overarching business strategies.

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Rapid Prototyping

I truly believe in the power of prototyping. If a picture tells a thousand words, then an interactive prototype conveys volumes. With extensive UX Design experience spanning low to high-fidelity prototypes, I champion the power of visual demonstration.

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Design Systems

Over my career, I've played a pivotal role in shaping Design Systems, crafting cohesive styles and reusable components. As both a creator and a product manager, I recognize the crucial role of a design system practice in ensuring consistency, efficiency, and scalability.

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Digital Accessibility

I have helped countless teams prioritize Digital Accessibility, having worked in highly regulated environments, including state and federal agencies. Ensuring Section 508 and ADA compliance is not just a requirement but an organizational commitment.

Multi-disciplinary. Multi-talented.

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Organizations I've worked with proudly.

Rite Aid logoThe PHEAA logoMerck logoSocial Security Administration logo
United Concordia Dental logoKlick Health logoHighmark Health logoUnisys logo

Word of mouth

“Mike is one of the most talented and dedicated User Experience Designers I've ever worked with. He provided design leadership both through his interactions with designers and developers and through his example.”

Jeff Stevens - the man, the myth, the legend

Jeff Stevens

UI Developer at AES/PHEAA