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Michael Laufbahn

Michael Laufbahn

Designer
Miami, FL, United States
Member since February 9, 2018
Mike is a Miami-based artist and designer who currently is working as a designer at Magic Leap where he focuses on branding, UI/UX, and AR/MR. He's worked with various startups to help create and implement brand strategies across various touchpoints including brand identity, print collateral, digital (mobile & desktop), packaging, and industrial design. The common thread through the process is always human-centered design and research.
Michael is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • UX Visual Designer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Magic Leap
    • Designed with spatial computing and emerging technologies in mind—helping to define what great UX is in mixed reality (MR).
    • Worked across departments on UX and visual collateral including marketing, software engineering, and studio art.
    • Designed a patent-pending GUI for mixed reality.
    • Helped to define design systems and best practices for a spatial UI.
    Technologies: Adobe CC Suite, Adobe XD
  • Lead Designer
    2012 - PRESENT
    Last Lauf Studio
    • Worked broadly across startup consulting, brand building, and social media content strategy/execution.
    • Designed for the various clients: Giphy, Maroon 5, Vice Media, Super Deluxe, and Niido/Airbnb.
    • Working in 3D, motion graphics, animations and GIF marketing—50 million impressions across multiple platforms.
    Technologies: Adobe CC Suite, Adobe XD, Cinema 4D, Rhino, KeyShot
Education
  • UX Certificate: Interaction Design License UXC#1012350 in Interaction Design
    2017 - 2017
    Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) - Chicago, IL, USA
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial & Product Design
    2008 - 2012
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA, USA
Certifications
  • UX Certificate: Interaction Design License UXC#1012350
    MAY 2017 - PRESENT
    Nielson Norman Group
Experience
  • Sketching8 years
  • Adobe InDesign8 years
  • Adobe Illustrator8 years
  • Adobe Photoshop8 years
  • Creative Direction4 years
  • Art Direction4 years
  • Maxon Cinema 4D3 years
  • Adobe Experience Design (XD)2 years
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Experience Design (XD)
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
Miami, FL, United States
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