About Me

I’m a UX designer with over 7 years experience working for companies such as Xero and Mitsubishi Electric.

I have Masters degree in user centered design and a broad range of skills including user research, interface design, and prototyping. I’ve lead the design of major products, working closely with creative teams, product managers and software developers. I love collaborating with others and sharing my passion for design.

Hobbies

When I’m not designing I love getting outdoors and exploring new places. I’m a keen whitewater kayaker, a hopeless skier, and I like to make videos of my adventures. From waterfalls in New Zealand to remote villages in Nepal.

Skills

User Research

  • Usability Testing
  • Customer Interviews
  • Data & Analytics

Interaction Design

  • User Objectives
  • Content & Structure
  • Visual Design

Prototyping

  • Wireframing
  • Mockups
  • HTML & CSS

Testimonials

Philip Fierlinger Head of Design - Xero
Mike is a top notch all around UX designer. He’s an outstanding visual designer with a sharp eye for details. He’s a superb systems thinker – He thinks deeply about the full ecosystem, user requirements, business logic, engineering, delivery rollout and upkeep. He crafts solutions that are extremely thoughtful, elegant, high performing and enduring.
Nicole Williams Manager - Mitsubishi Electric
Mike was a significant part of our corporate rebranding and website relaunch. He always aims to understand the context around his design work. His curiosity and insight has greatly benefited our team.
Andy Hovey Product Design Director - Xero
Mike always pushed the whole design team towards greater consistency and creating more functional, usable software. He worked closely with his whole team, from subject matter experts to product owners and back end engineers in order to improve the reporting experience in Xero.