Michael Laufbahn, Designer in Miami, FL, United States
Michael Laufbahn

Designer in 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 multiple touchpoints, including brand identity, print collateral, digital (mobile and desktop), packaging, and industrial design. The common thread through the process is always human-centered design and research.
Michael is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • 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


  • 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


  • UX Certificate: Interaction Design License UXC#1012350
    MAY 2017 - PRESENT
    Nielson Norman Group

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