UX Designer + Content Creator

A lifelong storyteller, I exited university with a visual communications degree and quickly began looking for creators that could further my knowledge. I found them in droves. Beginning my journey in advertising I found talented visual creators and writers who showed me new ways to think and write. Moving to marketing+pr, I learned how to meld the stakeholders wants with the needs of the user. My journey continued as I began art directing magazines and working with digital/tech startups while getting introduced to user-centered design.

Now I sit squarely in the worlds of  UX Design and content creation (filmmaking, VR/AR experiences, animation).  Regardless of the challenge, my process is:

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CONNECT+LEARN

Meet, talk and empathize with someone who is about to go on a creative journey with me. Then, look, listen, and learn everything I can about the subject, goal, and user. 

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IDEATE+BUILD

Based on the research, come up with viable creative solutions and curate them to a choice few. Then follow that up with sketches in various  fidelities to move the project forward and learn

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TEST+IMPLEMENT

Usability tests by both users and stakeholder(s)  and then take the desired solution to development OR circle back to and try again.

If you want to know more about me (beyond my résumé ), or how I can help you,  shoot me a text or email. I'm always happy to talk: UX, concept dev, art direction, film, strategy, binge-worthy shows or-or fun times like  surfing (badly), martial arts, or the history of tea).

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Let's connect and make something great together.

msquaredcreativeUX@gmail.com  c: 917-796-7380

Recent Awards & Stuff

People Say Things

Luckily, most things said about me are good.

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We searched for a designer that understood communicating a message beyond just making things look pretty. We wanted someone who could give convey the character of the town and the story of the project in the design. Michael did that for every facet and our home is a better place for it.
Historical Society of the Nyacks | Villages of the Nyacks
 
I have worked with Michael on a few projects: producing, marketing, and design over the years. Several qualities I like best about Michael are his positive attitude, creative thinking abilities, patience, organizational skills and his ability to meet deadlines. Basically, all the qualities I like to surround myself and my projects with.”
Linda Palmer | CEO Runaway Productions
 
Michael possesses the innate ability to; articulate concepts and ideas and bring them to fruition, manage multiple projects under strict deadlines, as well as managing client expectations and develop great relationships with teammates and clients alike.
James G. Hayes | VP Sales, Argent Technologies
 
Mike's perseverance in getting to the heart of our message and giving us constructive critique and then executable solutions was exceedingly helpful in our efforts to elect a great County Executive.
 
Uditinder S. Thakur
County Executive Campaign Mgr.

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LAUGHLIN

INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

2018

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SILVER

STATE

FILM FESTIVAL

2018

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PAN

AFRICAN

FILM FESTIVAL

2019

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SILICON
BEACH

FILM FESTIVAL

2019

COMPETING
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AUDIENCE
AWARDS

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

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LOUISVILLE'S

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2018

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HOLLYWOOD

BLACK

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

HONORABLE
MENTION

PASADENA
INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

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IMPACT AWARD

GOLDEN STATE

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

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EXCELLENCE
IN FILMMAKING

IDYLLWILD

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

SPECIAL JURY
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WINNER

GLOBAL IMPACT

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

OCULUS Launch Pad 2018 Invitee

I was one of the roughly 100 creatives invited in the Oculus Launch Pad incubator​. The program is designed to get fresh perspectives and ideas for vr games, experiences and 360 films.