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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”