I’m a product designer and educator in Boston.

View my latest design work on my studio’s website www.nonfiction.io

 

Nonfiction 2013 – Present

Founder, Design Director

I’m a collaborative, supportive designer that businesses can rely on to bring a new product to market and establish a sustainable design process. I lead the team at Nonfiction as we work closely with product owners and their Agile engineering teams to create mobile and web SaaS products. I’m responsible for consulting services that include user research, usability testing, design strategy, and UX/UI design.

In addition to design, I manage the operations, marketing, sales, and financial processes that make Nonfiction a profitable, successful business.

  • I’ve helped my clients bring to market 9 new software products
  • I’ve collaborated with over 25 companies through dozens of redesigns, updates, and evolutions
  • I've managed a creative team of designers, strategists, writers, and project managers

My strengths as a designer include:

  • User Research
  • UX Strategy
  • UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • Node.js

Merrimack College 2017 – Present

Adjunct Lecturer

I’m a faculty member in the School of Visual Arts. I’m responsible for teaching a 300-level User Experience Design course that I developed. The course curriculum includes lectures on design methodologies, training in the software Sketch, and a capstone project that students can proudly display in their portfolios.

Past Experience

General Assembly UX Design Instructor

I taught General Assembly’s 12-week UX Design course and a variety of 90-minute design workshops. I helped students build the practical skills and portfolios necessary to start new career as UX designers.

Almighty Director of UX

I lead the agency’s user experience design process and contributed to projects from pitch to launch. My team created award-winning campaigns and products for brands that include New Balance, L.L. Bean, Georgia Pacific, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Veson Nautical, and Nemo Equipment.

Fresh Tilled Soil Senior UI Designer

As a full-stack designer, I designed and coded interactive prototypes and responsive websites for clients in the technology industry.

mediumbold Interactive Designer and Developer

The S/L/A/M Collaborative Design Intern


Education

Hartford Art School Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2007

I graduated with honors from the Visual Communication Design program. My major in design was accompanied by electives in photography, videography, ceramics, and computer programming.

I owe it all to Mark Snyder, Nancy Wynn, John Nordyke, Deb Kline, Kevin Sepe, and Robert Peters… 🙏 Thank You

mike@nonfiction.io

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