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Hi there, my name is Michael, I'm a service and interaction designer living in Brooklyn, NY. My work experience is below, if you'd like to say hello you can reach me at michael@mjlevy.com

 
 

 
 

Fjord

Senior Interaction and Service Designer

March 2015 - Present

Client collaboration - Planning, facilitating, and synthesizing co-creation workshops for up to forty people; leading co-creation workshops and collaborative exercises with clients

Design research - Planning, executing, and synthesizing design research; coordinating multiple, simultaneous research teams working internationally

Interaction design - Building and iterating on digital prototypes; conducting useability analysis; creating multi-channel wireframes; designing user-flows

Leadership and culture building - Starting and leading a practice of regular, studio-wide critique sessions; porting this model to other studios; leading UX work-streams within project teams; leading full project teams.

 
 
 

CNBC

Lead User Experience Designer

January 2014 - February 2015

Interaction design - Aligning digital identity with on-screen brand; designing new cross-channel app and browser-based experiences; conducting iterative design research; building wireframes and collaborating with developers

User experience design - Creating taxonomies of data; developing new, user-centric hierarchies of information; advocating for a user-centric approach within traditional media environment

 
 
 

Freelance

User Experience Designer

March 2013 - December 2013

User experience design - Wireframe development for sites across mobile, tablet, and desktop (Maybelline); designing tablet app paired to in-person experiences (Woodford Reserve)

 
 
 

SYPartners

User Experience Designer

August 2011 - January 2013

Design strategy - Shaped market positioning and communication for new digital tools being developed in-house

User experience design - Iterative prototyping of digital tools; conducting long-distance user testing; creating wireframes and collaborating with developers

 
 
 

General Motors

Interaction Designer

July 2008 - July 2011

Interaction design - Creating and patenting novel information patterns for driver information clusters; designing digital tools for drivers to engage with relevant driving data while not in the car

Design research - Conducting ethnographic research across cultures (domestic and international); developing in-car prototyping platform for conducting contextual inquiry

University collaboration - Designing curriculum for Carnegie Mellon design students focused on autonomous driving; advising and collaborating with students throughout semester-long project

 
 
 

Carnegie Mellon University — 2004-2008 — BFA, School of Design