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Who is Michael

Hi! I'm Michael.

A Product Designer. Passionate about HCI, data visualization, UX design, and qualitative collection.


A little about who I am...

Surfer, paddleboarder, entrepreneur, start-up-junkie...


Industrial designer, trained Italian marble sculptor, furniture designer, and painter.

Personal Deep Dive

As a connoisseur of espresso, I bow to the complexity of pulling the perfect shot.


Image by Chase Eggenberger
Yoga Pose

A storyteller and public speaker on transformation, meditation, and achieving inner calm.


Professional Deeper Dive:

I have 20 years of brand, product design, UX, and as a creative and independent designer and artist. As one of Yahoo’s first employees, I held the role of Interactive Design Director where I specialized in new monetized solutions, product R&D, and product development. I've also worked as a co-creative director for Time Warner trailblazing social media "web-zine" project. A skilled designer, product manager, and certified SCRUM Master I'm adept at helping companies create innovative experiences and solve real problems.

Case Studies
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I'm an avid paddleboarder and surfer in the PNW too Hawaii. My parents formally retired from the US Navy, and I've lived on both coastal seaboards of the United States as well as Puerto Rico and Italy. I'm an avid lover of the ocean, sea life, scuba diving, the environment, and those that will protect it like the SeaSheppard organization.  Additionally, I'm a fan of James Gandolfini Jr. and created a filmography infographic about his impressive carrier. 38 nominations and 19 carrier awards. I had no idea!


Cat hair in-keyboard.



Data Table Design in Figma for OpSec Security. - Solving for a problem in homogenization, themes, and accessibility.


Lead Product Design
UX Research | 
UX & UI Design


Bersin by Deloitte - Resouncive HR Research Platform and Digital E-Reader with infused D3JS.

Case Study: Ground-up redesign Digitally responsive research enterprise subscription platform.

Creative Direction
UXD, UI Design, Design System 

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Bersin by Deloitte - Resouncive HR Research Platform Marketing Website

Creative Direction: Marketing Website for a global responsive enterprise subscription platform.

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Lead HCI/UX Arch. and Designer
Qual Research +

Research, UX & UI Design

UX Casestudy iphone mobile app
Campaign Interaction Occurances Reporting

Lead Product Design
UX Research | 
UX & UI Design

Case Study: Blockchain reinsurance marketplace that transparently prices and syndicates risk.

Product Design - UX & UI Design - NEW

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Campaign Interaction Occurances Reporting

Co-Product Design

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NEW - Posting Soon.

Design System: Draftable’s error-free document comparisons make it easy to see changes side-by-side.

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Design Process: We all have one. This is mine. 

Design Process
Other Work
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Campaign Interaction Occurances Reporting

Case Study:

Advertising data & analytics dashboard redesign 

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Campaign Interaction Occurances Reporting

Case Study: Platform discovery process for crowdsourcing creatives.

Campaign Interaction Occurances Reporting
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Lead Product Design
UX Research | 
UX & UI Design


Responsive web app product design - Global equestrian social media project

Social Media Site: Full product redesign and launch of the global leader in equestrian social, legal, and equine services.

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Campaign Interaction Occurances Reporting
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Mobile Product Design
UX Research | 
UX & UI Design

Amazon employee services app.

NYC on-demand house cleaning mobile app

Mobile App: On-demand apartment and home cleaning mobile services.

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