Michael is currently consulting, writing, and speaking in the broad domain of design. Michael most recently served as the Vice President of Design & User Experience at NerdWallet, where he led solutions designed to helping people make the most of their money. Prior to NerdWallet, Michael served as Vice President of Design at Shopkick, a mobile loyalty platform, and Vice President of Product for the Alsop-Louie portfolio company, Kidlandia. Michael was the Global Creative Director of Web & Brand at the educational toy company, LeapFrog Enterprises, where he directed products and programs that converge user experience, brand, strategy, Web, and print technologies. Michael spent four years in the San Francisco and New York offices of frogdesign, as Executive Producer and General Manager.
Michael was the recipient of the UNESCO Design for Rehabilitation Award and has lectured, written, and taught on the subject of strategic design. Michael holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at the California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.