Michael Craig, Designer in Albany, GA, United States
Michael Craig

Designer in Albany, GA, United States

Member since October 29, 2016
Michael is an experienced product designer who’s partnered with tech companies, startups, and education companies to help them reach their goals and positively impact their customers. His research-empowered design process has resulted in successful products and services that delight users.
Michael is now available for hire

Employment

  • Designer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Designed platforms for B2C companies on both web and mobile.
    • Worked with Toptal developers to implement final designs for an iOS application.
    • Led creative direction, design sprints, and product strategy for tech companies, educational institutes, and startups.
    • Built design systems to ensure consistent branding.
    • Performed usability testing and other user research.
    Technologies: Flow, Slack, Adobe Photoshop, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Adobe Experience Design (XD), InVision
  • Freelance UI/UX Designer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Worked as a consultant with different clients from various industries on diverse projects.
    • Established an online presence for businesses creating a custom website, print materials, and more. Implemented designs, including experimentation and multiple iterations.
    • Collaborated with clients on the best ways to develop and utilize financial resources effectively for their business. Designed and developed custom websites using Adobe Photoshop, HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress as a content management system.
    • Led design projects and worked with stakeholders on getting the most out of their projects.
    • Built wireframes and interactive prototypes using InVision and other technologies.
    Technologies: Pen & Paper, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Figma

Other Experience

  • The Danger of Dark Patterns (With Infographic) (Publication)
    Are manipulative design techniques undermining your product and leading users to make bad decisions? Here’s how to avoid dark patterns and create ethical products that enhance customer trust.
  • Pixels of Influence: Breaking Down Persuasive Design Principles (Publication)
    There’s a lot for people to consider when making decisions. Used properly, persuasive design principles are a powerful tool for building meaningful products that help people make better decisions.
  • UX Research Techniques and Their Applications (Publication)
    UX research techniques and their applications will result in better designs that avoid costly mistakes such as cost overruns, guesswork, following best practices, and reliance on industry knowledge.

Education

  • Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design
    2012 - 2014
    Albany Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Pathway - Georgia

Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate
    JANUARY 2013 - PRESENT
    Adobe

Experience

Location

Albany, GA, United States

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