Hi there. I'm Mike.
UX Designer // MBA
I am an advocate for the user.
It’s my job to put myself in the user’s shoes and imagine being handed my product for the first time. Did my product just make their day better or worse?
I’ve been solving problems and delivering great designs for more than 10 years. I’ve worked on SaaS, on-prem, and hybrid platforms. I’ve designed interfaces for native mobile, responsive websites and apps, and even embedded hardware interfaces.
Whether I’ve been with a multinational corporation or a smaller start-up, I’ve always made sure the stakeholders’ wants meet the users’ needs. I’ve worked elbow-to-elbow with the dev team, and I’ve worked with teams that were spread all over the world. I’ve helped launch multiple design systems and I’ve even managed other designers both locally and remotely.
In other words, this isn't my first rodeo.
Over 10 Years Experience
SaaS, On-prem, Hybrid
Responsive Web Apps
I know the tools of the trade and have used them all extensively.
Work and Education Timeline
Here are some of the highlights. For a full listing, see my resume.
Senior Product Designer
Aptive has over 600,000 customers and 4600 employees. I worked on internal apps, customer web portal, and their upcoming SaaS products.
Western Governor's University2022
Master of Business Administration
Emphasis in I.T. Management
Senior UX Designer
Legrand is a multinational electrical and technology company that has 36,000 employees worldwide. I worked on native and responsive web apps to control a variety of consumer and industrial electrical products.
Renaissance Ranch Recover Centers2019
Renaissance Ranch is a chain of addiction recovery centers. They hired me to test the waters with expanding into telehealth treatment and companion apps.
Christopherson Business Travel2014-2019
Christopherson Business Travel is known for their SaaS products that help large organizations manage their employee travel.
Web Developer / UX Designer
I ran my own micro-agency and also did contract work for larger digital marketing agencies.
Idaho State University2009
Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations
For more of my work, check my Medium.
I'm currently open to senior designer and management roles, including contract work.