About

About

Hello, my name is Michael. I'm a problem solver with a keen focus on visual and functional aesthetics. I believe modesty is not only an important personal characteristic but imperative for great design solutions. A problem is not solved until the solution is no longer noticed; rather, it simply exists.

Experience

Under Armour

2015 – Present

Senior Product Designer

Under Armour Connected Fitness

2018 – Present

In 2018 I was recruited to the Under Armour Connected Fitness Team to shape MapMyRun’s three-year strategy. This work contributed to fundamental shifts in how the team is organized and operates. Day-to-day I influence the design teams planning, process, and collaboration to support the team in delivering our best work. My strategic thinking and interactive prototyping skills help drive alignment and engagement across the organization.

Senior Interaction Designer

Under Armour Direct-to-Consumer

2015 – 2018

I joined the Under Armour Direct-to-Consumer team as the first individual contributor. Initially facilitating, guiding, and inspiring multiple external design and development agencies to successfully launch The Under Armour App on iOS & Android, pilot the subscription service ArmourBox, and several other growth initiatives. Over time, as projects and products succeeded, I had the opportunity to help build a high functioning cross-disciplinary in-house team.

Adonit Creative

2013 – 2015

Senior User Experience Designer

Adonit Creative

2013 – 2015

As one of the first product design team members, I had the opportunity to define, design, and test Adonit’s first iPad app Forge from the ground up. I contributed to and led opportunity identification, feature definition, app architecture, user experience, UI design, and user testing. Forge successfully went live in 2015, receiving 250k downloads in the first two weeks and was recognized in the Apple App Store Best of 2015, Apple Editors’ Choice, and Apple App of the Month.

Universal Mind

2010 – 2013

User Experience Design Specialist

Universal Mind

2010 – 2013

Engaged and worked with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies to design and develop end solutions for users on a variety of digital platforms.

Konnect Studio

2009

Design Intern

Konnect Studio

2009

Worked under the Creative Director of Kendall’s Konnect Studio to develop design solutions for clients. Work ranged from corporate invitations, informational pieces, and event branding & promotion.

Education

Kendall College of Art and Design

BFA, Graphic Design • Grand Rapids, MI

2007 – 2010

Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and was on the Presidents List for my three years at Kendall College of Art and Design. Kendall instilled a solid base of visual design while introducing me to a variety of disciplines.

Speaking

Adobe DPS Workshop

AIGA • Grand Rapids, MI

2012

Created and led a one-day Digital Publication Workshop for AIGA Grand Rapids. The workshop walked a group of 15 graphic design professionals through the process of creating their first digital publication with InDesign at the center of Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite. At the end of the day, all members had a working digital publication on their iPad and an understanding of the capabilities of a digital publication.

Recognitions

  1. Apple Editors’ Choice  –  The Under Armour App 2015
  2. Apple App Store Best of 2015  –  Forge App 2015
  3. Apple App of the Month  –  Forge App 2015
  4. Apple Editors’ Choice  –  Forge App 2015
  5. Apple App of the Month  –  Bit Timer 2013
  6. Fast Co. Design  –  Bit Timer 2012
  7. Gold Student Addy for Collateral Material  –  2010
  8. Kendall College of Art & Design Presidents List  –  2007 – 2010
  9. BPA 2nd Place Global Marketing Team  –  2007
  10. BPA 5th Place Graphic Design Promotion  –  2007