Michael Curry

Product Advisor, Researcher, Designer, and Information Architect

email: mcurry@pushhandle.com

twitter: @pushhandle linkedin: Michael Curry

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There is probably not a designer on earth that has more experience understanding the impact of design and development on conversion rate optimization and applying those learning to successful executions. Michael has the rare ability to straddle both design and development and do each with amazing skill and creativity. His dual knowledge give him a distinct skill advantage as he is able to understand the interactions and implications of development on design and design on development. I've has the pleasure to watch Mike grow from a freelance designer with incredible skill to one of the top design/dev guys on the web. Mike will always be my first choice for building pages, applications, brand vision and whatever else is needed to fulfill performance objectives online. Jonathan Mendez, CEO | Yieldbot Michael needed minimal time to adapt to our site's look and feel and was producing excellent work within the first few hours. Phillip James, Founder | Lot18 and Snooth.com Working with Michael has been a true pleasure. He has the ability to understand a project from a high level and then provide the low level implementation independently. Jon Aizen, CTO | Dapper.net (from Yahoo) We've thrown a lot of requests at Michael, asking for quick turnaround time... and he's consistently responded with excellent product. Kevin Fortuna, partner | Lot18 and AKF Consulting Our experience with Michael was exceptional. He shows impeccable design taste as well master strong usability/user experience concepts and ideas. His ability to assess customer needs and business purpose, employing those into prototypes and designs is outstanding. James Weaver, VP of Product | Pandora Data Systems I came to Michael with a few details for a redesign and trusted his creativity and expertise to create a design that worked with my audience. He delivered with a design that gave my company instant credibility. Michael's eye for design is a rare quality that truly sets him apart from the rest. Brant Tedeschi, Founder | FantasySP.com


Director of User Experience at Redbeacon.com

Current • San Mateo, CA

Lead Designer at Tripit.com

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011 • San Francisco, CA
Winner in the 15th Annual Webby Awards Awarded Best Mobile Travel App

Owner, Designer & Developer at PushHandle Inc.

July 2008 - January 2010 • Brooklyn, NY

Senior Art Director at Offermatica/Otto Digital/Omniture (Adobe Omniture)

January 2006 - July 2008 • San Francisco, CA and New York, NY

Interactive Art Director at Spiegel Catalog

June 2005 - January 2006 • New York, NY

Designer at Sirius Satellite Radio

June 2004 - September 2004 • New York, NY


New York University

B.A. - Visual Communications and Media Studies

Parsons School of Design

Certification in Digital Typography and Black and White Photography

New York University

Certification in Multimedia Arts: Macromedia Studio and Adobe Creative Suite