Mike is Co-founder & Partner at Science, leading brand & design initiatives for companies such as Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay. He's a user experience, design and brand pro, as well as an entrepreneur. With a background in interaction design, visual design and product development, Mike has developed and improved products for over 14 years. His experience in creating multidisciplinary strategies and tactics to solve research, design, and differentiation problems has repeatedly lead to positive results.
Prior to Science, Mike was the Creative Director behind the Myspace redesign. In this role, Mike was at the forefront of developing contextually appropriate methods towards attracting and developing top talent, user research, interface standards and improving the product experience. This served as the foundation for moving the offering from the legacy social network to a social entertainment destination.
The majority of Mike’s 14 years of leading companies in the area of UX has been in and around Silicon Valley for companies such as AOL, Intuit, TechTV and numerous startups. While he has a global presence in the greater Product Design community, he resides in Los Angeles. He is actively involved with the local maker community as the inventor of the Cord Taco and Founder of This is Ground, a Los Angeles based leather goods company.
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