Michael Clingerman, Designer in Seattle, WA, United States
Michael Clingerman

Designer in Seattle, WA, United States

Member since June 3, 2016
Michael is a skilled designer with twenty years of brand identity, product development, and graphic design experience as an art director and an independent designer and artist. He directed interactive design for Yahoo!, where he specialized in advertising, branding, product development, UI/UX, and ideation, and has recently finished a thirteen-month project for Microsoft as a senior UI/UX design lead for a next-generation big data CRM platform.
Michael is now available for hire


  • Director UX Design and Research

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Responsible for building a UX strategy and research plan in alignment with the ongoing sprint cycle. Mentoring a small team, leading discovery, ideation, future-state design, general project management/reporting, and ongoing usability research.
    • Scheduled the initial qualitative observations on-site in Boise from a sampling of 200+ in house analysts. Produced findings for C-level staff.
    • Co-led customer interviews and data collection on customer satisfaction and needs.
    • Audited customer exit interviews and produced findings for C-level staff.
    • Produced findings reports and design change recommendations for the team and stakeholders.
    • Conducted regular formative UX observations of mockups and qualitative data collection with analysts.
    • Performed qualitative research to achieve efficiency gains in major workflows for analysts and CSMs.
    • Mentored junior UX designers to think comprehensively end to end in order to expedite delivery time and communications to developers.
    • Built an interactive components library in Sketch via Craft aligned to the existing style-guide for the fast delivery of work.
    • Documenting complicated workflows in a Six-Sigma audit and assisting in a comprehensive workflow redesign to achieve analyst efficiency.
    • Made ongoing improved UX design efforts to visual scannability of the data-grid and thereby reducing the cognitive load for analysts.
    • Designed and tested a series of prototypes leading to future-state design for brand protection responsible for $70 million in annual revenues.
    Technologies: Validately, Sketch
  • Lead UX/UI Designer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Centric Consulting
    • Led design efforts at Centric, a powerful company creating next-gen big data solutions for Microsoft in CRM.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Axure


  • Master's degree in Information Architecture: HCI/UX Design and Research
    2016 - 2018
    Kent State University - Kent, OH, USA
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design (Minor subject: Art History)
    1991 - 1995
    Savannah College of Art and Design - Savannah, GA


  • Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
    MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Certified Scrum Master | SCRUM and Project Management
    SCRUM Alliance
  • HCD and Design Thinking




Seattle, WA, United States

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