I've been designing and building products and experiences for over a decade.
From band pages on myspace to architecting UI/Experience for the worlds' foremost industrial IoT platform (now GE Predix Studio), I've seen the web change and grow from a creator's community to an experience economy (oh the irony), but some things never change:
I still listen to the same bands I modelled myspace pages from and I'm still passionately in love with the unbridled and often uncharted waters that technology holds for all of us.
Skills & Hobbies
I specialise in
- Design (UI/UX)
- Creative Direction
I am also experienced in:
- Video Prodution and Editing
- Music Production
- Digital Marketing
Extracurricular ( Past / Present )
- Guitar (5 years)
- Classical Ballet (8 years)
- Choirboy at St Mary’s Cathedral Choir (8 years)
- Double Bass (8 years)
- Ukrainian Dancing (13 years)
As lead for both pure technical and creative technology capacities at Y&R, my responsibilities are to: Build and nurture a high-velocity development team, Lead development of all digital output, Develop best practises, workﬂows and frameworks for both local and national teams, Work alongside creative/strategy departments in an advisory and ideation capacity, Act as thought-leader and client-facing lead for all things technology
At ALAUD, I act as a creative technology consultant in the video/brand production space. Helped develop key technologies for Calvin Klein's 2016 Fall Collection Launch and Desert Rave events.
I was brought on to refresh and architect a brand new user experience for Bitstew's MIX Director (Known now as Predix Studio), an Industrial IoT Visualisation and Management platform. From wireframes, through to finished designs to front end architecture, I helped lead each stage towards the eventual acquisition and integration into GE Digital's Predix software suite.
Founded and ran a 'Creative Technology As a Service' (CTAAS) Agency. Creative Direction, Technical Leadership, Design and Development of all work being output. This was a /terrible/ idea, but there's nothing like trial by fire.
Front-end development and design for various projects
Creative Direction, Marketing strategy, Rapid Prototyping, Innovation research, Copywriting, UX and Branding
Copywriter, Video editor, animator, UX consult, concept artist, traditional artist, concept developer and pretty much everything else you can think of.
Responsible for all front-end and UX for GEReports 1.0, UX for GE Capital & developed sites for Samsung, Paypal, Shell, etc.
At The Creative Company, I initially came on the team as a junior front-end developer- however during my last three months I fulfilled duties as a full-stack developer as well as IT Manager.
“Michael has the rare gift of being able to thrive in ambiguity, and is impressively adaptable, naturally talented and driven to succeed. Bright and always up for a challenge, he is a fast learner who responds well to guidance and works well in teams or alone. He does great work, and I'm thoroughly impressed.”
“Incredibly smart, tirelessly dedicated, and always on the hunt for a newer, better, more creative way of solving problems, Michael tackles every assignment with boundless energy and good humour. If you need a fiendishly clever and capable addition to your team, Michael's your guy.”