Mike is a kinesthetic thinker, designer, and prototyper with a passion for investigating the intersection of user experience, interaction design, and product design through both software and hardware. As a creative technologist he produces high quality work that is unique, exploring futuristic territories of how user experience will evolve for emerging technologies.
With a past in motion design and vfx, he is a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design with an MFA in Media Design Practices. Mike has exhibited at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, and has had papers published and presented at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, and presented at Smartness? between discourse and practice at TU Eindhoven.
In the past he has done VFX on over twenty major motion pictures such as Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Although his work focuses mainly on prototyping and user experience he still enjoys using these skills to prototype ideas.
Originally from Maryland, where he earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of art, he currently lives, explores, and makes in Los Angeles. When he’s not doing design work he’s sewing his own garments and experimenting with creative brewing.
Currently he is exploring what the future of the shopping cart is and how user experience for AI will be apart of it.