Michael is currently the Vice President of Design at Khan Academy where he directs product and brand design, and research. Prior to Khan Academy, Michael served as the Vice President of Design & User Experience at NerdWallet, where he led solutions designed to help people make the most of their money. Prior to NerdWallet, Michael held positions as Vice President of Design at Shopkick, a mobile loyalty platform, Chief Creative Officer for Fingerprint, a gaming platform, and Vice President of Product for the Alsop-Louie portfolio company, Kidlandia.
Michael was the Global Creative Director of Web & Brand at the educational toy company, LeapFrog Enterprises, where he led brand and user experience design. Michael spent four years in the San Francisco and New York offices of frogdesign, as Executive Producer and General Manager.
Michael holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and is an Adjunct Professor of Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Michael was the recipient of the UNESCO Design for Rehabilitation Award and has lectured, written, and taught on the subject of strategic design.