Mike McGehee is a Multi-Discipline UX Product Designer, UX Consultant with Visual & Digital, UI, IXD, IA, IoT & Design Experience.
- 28+ Years of Visual & Digital Design Experience
- 26+ Years of UI Design Consulting Experience
- 26+ Years of Interactive & Web Experience
- 20+ Years of UX Product Experience
- 18+ Years of Ad Agency Experience
- 16+ Years of Finance Experience
- 14+ Years of Remote Experience
T I M E L I N E
This infographic timeline demonstrates Mike’s education, experience, & employment history in an attractive visual format.
B I 0
Mike grew up in Iowa, where corn is king, and yes, he ate lots of it.
Mike served four years in the United States Marine Corps and caught the travel bug, and he has never been the same since. After his Honorable Discharge, he attended the Colorado Institute of Art and the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO.
A few years after graduating, Mike moved to San Francisco, CA, where he lived & worked for twenty years… it was the right time and place. He had honed his craft, tools & experiences at the tech capital of North America at the time.
During Mike’s time off, he loves traveling to Europe, Asia & Southeast Asia. Mike is an avid motorcyclist and has traveled by motorcycle all over the South of France, South Vietnam, and every state in the Western US. Mike also enjoys camping, overland expeditions in his Jeep, and spending time and activities in the great outdoors.
W H Y M I K E ?
Mike is Cross-Functional and Collaborative, he loves exercising both sides of his Creative and Analytical brain in Solving Complex Problems for; Mobile, Tablet, iPad, Desktop, Web, and IoT Software Applications.
A G I L E & D E S I G N T H I N K I N G
Always have Empathy for the End User, Identify pain points, Gather Data, Record Evidence, Expand on those Discoveries, Pave the Journey, Collaborate, Design, Collaborate again, Revise, Design, Build, Test, and Iterate your Product while constantly Championing the End User.
R O L E S
UX Product Designer, UX Strategist, IoT Designer, User Interface Designer, User-Centered Designer, Interaction Designer, Information Architect, Creative Director, Visual Designer, Logo Designer, Icon Designer & Graphic Designer.
L E A D E R S H I P
Mike has been in many leadership roles in his career. During his Marine Corps experience as a Non-Commissioned Officer, he led and mentored junior Marines in training, tactics, and daily activities. Additionally, he has mentored and led fellow team members on many UX projects such as Senior Designers, Junior Designers, Visual Designers, Content Strategists, Information Architects, Developers, and Engineers.
Mike’s Leadership example is that he will never ask someone to do something he wouldn’t do himself and leave you hanging. He’ll roll up his sleeves, dive in and help you work through the challenge at hand, and work as late as needed. The Team can reflect and enjoy their shared success.
A G E N C I E S & C L I E N T S
He’s an artist and designer that has juggled these roles with renowned Agencies such as Archer Design, EVB, Grand River, Hot Studio, Moore & Price Design, Odopod, Publicis Modem, Razorfish, Real Branding, Sequence, Singlebound Creative, The Linus Group & YW Design and many others. His work & clients draw from a wide range of markets.
Mike’s client roster includes companies such as Atari, Bank of the West, Best Buy, Bing, BlackBerry, Charles Schwab, Cisco, Department of Defense, Electronic Arts, Google, Gymboree, Intel, John Deere, Men’s Wearhouse, Microsoft, PG&E, Sam’s Club, SEGA, Sony, State Farm, Wells Fargo, and many others.
U S A B I L I T Y T E S T I N G
User Testing has been his best teacher, he had conducted Guerrilla User testing, and the candidates were not exactly the demographic he had anticipated. These users were not computer users but had given the most valuable feedback; this was far beyond what we could ever imagine.
That experience opened our eyes to the immense value of user and usability testing.
D E L I V E R A B L E S
Analytic Reports, Usability & User Testing Reports, User & Stakeholder Interviews Use Cases, Audit Reports, Personas, User Goals, Sitemaps, Creative Briefs, UX Briefs, Strategy Briefs, User Interfaces, Icons, High & Lo-Fidelity Wire-Frames, Wire Flows, Interaction Flows, User Flows, Task Flows, Flow Charts, Responsive Flows, Journey Maps, Storyboards, Interaction Flows, Product Roadmaps, Prototypes, Feature Matrix, Design Guidelines, Brand Development, Mockups, Design Assets & Final UX Specs.