Hi, I'm Mike. I’m a Senior Designer with over a decade of experience designing and building user interfaces. I’ve worked on projects with a user base of more than 7 million, IPOs with tens of millions on the table, and companies with gross revenue in the billions. My familiarity with user experience provides me the ability to work across entire ecosystem of a project. From user/customer research, user testing, prototyping, user interface design, UI development and integration. I’m also passionate about accessibility, maintainability and performance and I’m always eager to share and teach teams.
At Cantina I helped prototype, produce and generate the account dashboard for the Empower Retirement, and I was instrumental in our work with Great West Annuities and PC Connection.
I have taught college courses, run workshops, and have a video series with O’Reilly Media, an American media company that publishes books and websites, and produces conferences on tech-centric topics. Some of my latest talks include CascadiaJS, HTML5 Developer Conference, NYC Creative Tech Week, BostonCSS, Great Wide Open, and Full Stack Toronto. I’ve also the co-host of the Design, Build, Test, Repeat, a podcast about user interface design and web development.
Area of Expertise & Interest:
HTML, CSS, Sass/Less, Sketch, and Adobe Suite.
Other Fun Facts:
I enjoy putting personality in my interaction with clients with GIFs, emojis and puns. My other hobbies include gardening, DIY projects, and dreaming of owning a Hobby Farm.
BFA, Graphic Design - Endicott College
Where I’ve presented:
- O’Reilly books, “UI Introduction for Engineers”,- http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920035251.do
- CascadiaJS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMJ3fw4JqPI HTML5 Developer Conference, https://html5devconf.com/speakers/mike_kivikoski.html
- NYC Creative Tech Week, https://creativetechweek2016.sched.com/speaker/mike_kivikoski.1uoz3m3j
- BostonCSS, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPDJcQGrKIg
- Great Wide Open, http://greatwideopen.org/speakers/mike-kivikoski/
- Full Stack Toronto, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev3AtyAlwIQ
- Full Stack NH, https://www.meetup.com/fullstacknh/events/223108477/?_cookie-check=zzTo2tS-Gm06k7eu
- Creative Mornings, https://vimeo.com/41222601