Hi. I'm Mike.
I like to make things that bring happiness and deeper meaning to people's lives. Above all, I believe in building things that are fun, quirky, and thought-inspiring. These days, that mostly means making experimental games and building iOS apps for clients.
In Fall 2015, I will be joining the Playful Systems group at the MIT Media Lab, focusing on new forms of embodied play and non-linear storytelling. Previously, I've worked on great products and teams such as Words With Friends, Timehop, and Pivotal Labs.
I firmly believe the best way to get anything done is through intense collaboration with a small group of passionate and creative people. I love meeting new people to jam with, so feel free to get in touch for any reason.
A few things I've madeThis is a small selection of my projects. I have a complete list if you'd like to see more.
A few things I've writtenThere's plenty more for you to read on my blog.
Design and Technology
- Designing Elegant Mobile Games (objc.io)
- Your iPhone App is Boring
- Why Aren't There More Games Like Spaceteam?
- When Design is a Core Value Proposition
- Running an Iron Blogger Challenge
Prior speaking engagements
"What does it mean for code to be 'maintainable'?"
MCE Conf, February 2015
...But wait, there's more!
Want to get in touch for any reason? Feel free to reach out via your preferred method of communication. I accept carrier pigeons, smoke signals, and singing telegrams, but I'd probably recommend email.