Over the years Michael has held roles such as Head of Design, Design Director, Principal, Educator, Senior UX among others. What ties all the roles together is his interest in understanding the end user's needs and building the best experience possible based on process. In his career he has been fortunate to work with many great companies such as JPMC, Goldman Sachs, DTCC, Forbes, Thomson Reuters, Panasonic, AIGA National, Optimum Cable, Etsy along with cool startups like Libra who deal with crypto asset planning. His experience includes designing platforms and products from the ground up, building UX teams, solving complex workflows, squashing inefficiencies and enhancing the look and feel of UI’s.
Michael has experience in user research, defining requirements, strategy, sketching, information architecture, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, and product management. He thrives in environments that are adaptive and agile.
When not thinking about design he's cheering & reading up on what's up with the New York Rangers, football, soccer, tennis and cycling. Along with sports he's quite passionate about horology (his mechanical watches) and photography…
PROGRESSION LOCATION—Connecting the dots through photos
Please feel free to reach out and say hi using this email address: michael at michaelsurtees dot com