Hey there, I'm Mike. I like helping people create effective products and services through human-centered design and mechanical engineering skills.
I recently graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a Master's degree in Industrial Design. Before that, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
I'm interested in using what I know to make change. Big change. There are endless opportunities to change our environments, in social, ecological, and economic ways. My goal is to design with the long term in mind, considering all of these areas with equal attention. Through design, I believe that businesses, organizations, or just plain people can achieve success while actually contributing positively to the world around them. Although that may be a long way off in some people's minds, I believe it can be accomplished with flexibility, persistence, and of course, thoughtful design.
Besides designing and making, other personal interests include experiencing new music, playing the guitar, bowling, and tinkering with technology.