I’ve been designing for the web professionally since 2006.

 

 

KAYAK March 2019 – Present

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I lead the design of KAYAK’s mobile web experience. In this role I work as a member of a cross-functional product development team that utilizes A/B experiments to quantify the impact of our decisions. I’m motivated each day by the fact that my work positively impacts millions of customers across the globe as they plan and book their travel.

My strengths as a design leader include:

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

Merrimack College 2017 – Present

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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.

Nonfiction 2013 – 2019

I founded a UX/UI design consultancy. As the design lead, I managed a team that worked closely with product owners and their engineers to create mobile and web SaaS products.

My clients trusted me as a collaborative, supportive design leader that they could rely on to bring new products to market and establish a sustainable design process.

  • I hired and managed a creative team of designers, strategists, writers, and project managers
  • I helped my clients bring to market 9 new software products

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.

Most importantly, I’ve always found Mike to be open and approachable, and genuinely interested in engaging with people and addressing questions. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough
Jeff Deutsch, Design & Production Manager

Jeff Deutsch, Design & Production Manager Oxfam America