Mike’s Story


Mike McGehee Is a Leadership Level Multi-Discipline Consultant for Product, UX, UI, IXD, IA, IoT & Visual Design.

26+ Years of Visual Design Experience
24+ Years of Interactive & Web Experience
22+ Years of Consulting Experience
18+ Years of Product UX Design Experience
16+ Years of Agency Experience
13+ Years of Remote Experience

Mike grew up in Iowa… yes the place where corn is king and yes he ate lots of it.

Prior to attending a few Art Schools in Colorado, he spent four years as a United States Marine Corps Infantryman and caught the travel bug… he has never been the same since. He attended the Colorado Institute of Art and the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver.

A few years after graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Mike had moved to San Francisco, where he lived & worked for twenty years… it was the right time and right place. He had learned, and crafted his experiences & tools of the trade at the tech startup epicenter of North America.

In Mike’s time off, he loves traveling to Europe, Asia & South East 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.


Why Mike?


Mike is cross functional and collaborative, he loves exercising both sides of his creative and analytic mind in solving complex problems for all Applications & Software for; Mobile, Tablet, iPad, Desktop, Web and IoT Devices.


Process


Always have a deep Empathy for the End User, Identify pain points, gather Data, pave the Journey, Design and expand on those findings, Collaborate, Design, Build, Test and Iterate your product while constantly championing the End User.


Roles


User Experience Design Manager, Information Architect, User Experience Strategist, User Interface Designer, User-Centered Designer, Customer Experience Designer, Interaction Designer, Information Architect, Creative Director, Visual Designer, Logo Designer, Icon Designer, IoT Experience Designer & Print Designer


Leadership


Mike has been in many leadership roles in his career. In addition to his roles during his Marine Corps as a Non Commissioned Officer leading and mentoring junior Marines in training, tactics and daily activities, he has mentored and lead fellow team members on many UX projects such as: Junior Designers, Senior Designers, Visual Designers, Developers and Engineers.

My Leadership example is that I will never ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself and leave you hanging. I’ll roll up my sleeves, dive in and help you work through the challenge at hand and reflect back on what our shared success.


Artifacts and Deliverables


Analytic Reports, Usability & User Testing Reports, User and Stakeholder Interviews, Use Cases, Audit Reports, Personas, User Goals, Sitemaps, Creative, UX and Strategy Briefs, User Interfaces, Hi & Lo Fidelity Wire-Frames, Wire Flows, Interaction Flows, User Flows, Task Flows, Flow Charts, Responsive Flows, Journey Maps, Storyboards, Interaction Flows, Prototypes, Feature Matrix, Design Guidelines, Brand Development, Mockups, Design Assets & Final UX Specs.


Agencies & Clients


An artist and designer that has juggled these roles with renowned Agencies such as Archer Design, EVB, Grand River, Hot Studio, Lean TECHniques, Moore and 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, Electronic Arts, Google, Gymboree, Intel, Mens Wearhouse, Microsoft, PG&E, Sam’s Club, SEGA, Sony, State Farm, Wells Fargo and many others.


Memorable Experience


User testing has been his best teacher, He was once was conducting guerrilla user testing and the candidates were not exactly the demographic he had anticipated but being non technology users or computer owners, these users had gifted him the most valuable feedback and data that they received, this was far beyond what they could ever imagined… that experience opened his eyes to the immense value of user and usability testing.


What Mike brings?


Mike is multi-faceted and multi-disciplined in everything he produces. His role as a Multi-Discipline Product Design Consultant, has been a major advantage to his UX process and solving those challenges. UX challenges are his jam… he has decades of experience at some of the best tech companies and world-wide agencies. He’s passionate about creative problem-solving today’s technology challenges with his visual and analytic mind.

Mike is able to concept or build on a concept, gather data to inform unique challenges, determine & define requirements, improving: Usability, User Experience, Key Performance Indicators, Design UI, Wireframes, and Visual assets, establish libraries and design patterns, Finalize Usability and Design Guidelines and Directing the Strategy and Narrative and always advocating the end user of your product.

In addition to Mike’s pixel perfect UX Product Deliverables he also brings his bubbly sense of humor.

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