WHY I DESIGN
I dove into the field of design because of a strong desire and ability to empathize with people and observe what they do. I truly enjoy solving problems through this lens and coming up with designs that don’t feel like solutions but rather disappear into the overall flow. I’m currently focused on improving user experiences across multiple platforms and pushing the boundaries of what our devices can do. I especially enjoy working at the cross roads of digital and physical worlds enabling hardware through seamless UI.
WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO
Mike Kemery is the former cofounder of Makerhaus, Seattle's first a “gym with tools” that provides education, prototyping equipment, design & fabrication services, and access to a large creative community.
Before co-founding Makerhaus, Mike was design manager for T-Mobile’s Creation Center, designing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams through research interpretation, concept exploration, and physical and digital prototyping of future connected experiences. Shortly after his departure from T-Mobile, he successfully funded, manufactured, and delivered the LIL KIKR, his second Kickstarter campaign.
Mike is on the University of Washington advisory board for the Certificate in Business Development Program. He has spoken at Creative Mornings, PSFK, and is a regular guest speaker at the University of Washington business school.
Several awards and press in design contests and industry publications. I've also been invited to speak and critique classes at serveral universities on the west coast.