Senior Product Designer / 🦄
I am a seasoned product designer with a focus on crafting quality user experiences by combining both of my skill sets – creative and technical. I thrive on the challenge of addressing problems that occur when people use technology. My goal is to improve online experiences for all people regardless of age, skill level or disability. I am a lifelong learner and leader by example and I am committed to the quality of my craft.
January 2016 – Present
Senior UI Designer
March 2014 – December 2015
Senior Product Designer
October 2010 – March 2014
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science with Honors (3.7)
- Experience creating, managing and maintaing large design systems.
- Sharp, Pixel-perfect visual interface design skills.
- Expert in Adobe, Sketch, InVision and smiliar prototyping tools.
- Proficient in front-end prototyping technologies (HTML, CSS, SASS, LESS, Angular and JS)
- Comfortable working in fast-paced agile development and design processes.
- Decisive, action-oriented, scrappy and resourceful.
- Up-to-date on current UX/UI design trends and developments.
- Experienced creating 'big data' visualizations and complex reports.
- Experienced testing and running user research studies to uncover usability issues.
'Precise' is the word that comes to mind when I think of Mike. I had the pleasure of working with him at Fi360, collaborating on a major release of their flagship product. I am particularly impressed by Mike's ability to handle even the toughest ux —and effortlessly. Admirably, he maintains his commitment to his family while juggling a demanding career. Mike would be an asset to any team.
" Ashley Mulligan, Lead UI/UX Engineer at Fi360, Inc.
Mike Kuzin is a one-man product machine. I recruited him at Jazz because he's a UI/UX Designer who thinks like a product manager. His work was essential in helping Resumator transition to Jazz while fundamentally transforming our core user experience. Mike deserves much of the credit for Jazz's position as a leading recruiting solution. He gets my highest recommendation!
" Don Charlton, Founder of The Resumator & JazzHR
Mike is a very talented designer and artist... by far one of the best that I've ever had the pleasure of working with and managing. He is never short on creative ideas or the latest trends and technologies. Mike's rare ability to pay attention to detail and usability while creating simple, yet compelling end-results makes him truly one of a kind in his field.
" Joshua Dziabiak, COO at TheZebra.com, Founder of ShowClix, Inc.
I don't exaggerate when I say that Michael is the most prolific (and perfectionist) designer I've encountered as a teacher of art and design. When a project would seem to be at its best and no one had anything else to add, Michael would somehow discover a way to improve it. Not only did he consistently push the limits of his own art, but inspired others to do the same. It didn't surprise me at all when he won Best of Show at Portfolio Review. He shared information liberally with his peers and instructors and worked incredibly hard. If I were hiring a designer, I'd hire him in a heartbeat.
" Terese Jungle, Professor of Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Mike is a very clever designer who is patient, attentive to detail, and willing to deal with meticulous changes. His style always evolves and I'm consistently impressed with his work, especially what I see outside of the office.
" Anthony Fabbricatore, Marketing Communications Coordinator, ShowClix, Inc.
Mike is an extremely talented and versatile designer with an impressive bank of knowledge that covers everything from conceptual theory to scalable web development. Whether he's sketching out a workflow, assembling an interface or constructing an eye-popping, attention-grabbing landing page, Mike keeps the focus on the users while consistently executing projects in an elite and timely fashion. With his passion for solving complex interaction problems, coupled with a fun-loving, resilient attitude, Mike is an ideal candidate for a fast-paced dev environment. He is one of the most sophisticated, innovative and productive designers I've ever met, and working with him was an absolute pleasure.
" Jonathan Bieda, Creative Director, ShowClix Inc.
Code Samples & References Available by Request