Here is a brief history of me, what I do and why I could be your best friend.
I’m Michael. You can call me Michael, Mike, Mikey, or Jack. I am a digital designer. I have designed many projects like logos, websites, Emailers, mobile apps and birthday cakes. I highly suggest not asking me to design you a birthday cake, but websites I’ll gladly do.
It all started in 2003, with online advertising at Yorkshire Post which lead me to other opportunities to expand my talents. I freelanced, and somehow ended up in America, working for a company in California leading a design team and also being their front-end developer, completely rebranding Premier Food Safety.
Back in the UK (a lovely sunny town, Doncaster), I ran my own company - designing, building and bringing to life what the clients vision entails. I was fortunate to work with a wide range of public and private sector clients. Working alongside Department for Work and Pensions, Remington, Jet2.com, British Airways, Argos, Regatta, and Bauer Media amongst others.
Roll to 2016, I joined a brilliant Sky Betting and Gaming, heading up the Free-to-play squad, being lead designer of the games such as Soccer Saturday Super Six to Sky Sports Fantasy Football and ITV 7.
Since 2017, I’ve been running a program called Lets-Learn-Things, assisting in all type of people to learn how to design, write, draw and peel an orange access to a mentor (me!). This has proved incredibly popular with those who can’t afford tuition fees, or struggle for time due to being a single parent - so I’m incredibly proud of this and those who have joined and all got jobs via this.
User experience design (ux)
Researching, designing, testing, validatiing and all that.
Web and user interface design
Websites, apps, you name it.
Making designs happen.
Logo & identity design.
Leading and Mentoring
Giving back to much better designers and coders than me!
Besides enjoy pixel-perfection (who doesn't I hear you ask OBVs), I'm also a big fan of my brilliant little family, football (or Soccer as my American friends like me to call it), , craft beers, walking around taking pictures, running (I've been known to murder the odd 10k), donuts, Pepsi Max, 2001 Space Odyssey, the pooch, Disney films (having a kid has assisted this addition) and listening to a lot of music.
Where to find me
Department for Work and Pensions
.net magazine (design feature)
I. Ask. You. Answer
The Digital Creative Podcast