Michael is currently a Senior UI/UX Designer at the QuintilesIMS Solution Design Studio designing technology-focused experiences for challenges in healthcare and life science industries. Prior to working at QuintilesIMS, Michael was a User Experience Designer for IBM Digital Experience products. The product portfolio featured IBM Web Content Manager and WebSphere Portal, which enabled the creation of dynamic, large-scale multichannel digital experiences. Michael earned his Master of Graphic Design degree at North Carolina State University in 2012, where his thesis work investigated the use of emerging mobile technologies to facilitate and encourage civic engagement in city planning. Prior to attending graduate school, he received his BFA in Graphic Design from Drake University and held internships at cultural institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He currently lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.