Mig lives, works, and teaches in Chicago. He’s works as a Design Lead for Trunk Club, where they’re working hard to reimagine retail and the experience of shopping for quality clothing.
Before Trunk Club, Mig spent four years at Basecamp (formerly 37signals). There, he designed and led brand and marketing projects for their popular project management app. He worked on new features, improved conversion and retention of their customers, shaped the Basecamp voice through marketing experiments and writing, all the way to new app and product prototyping.
Before Basecamp, Mig cut his teeth as the first full-time interactive designer at Threadless. There, he designed much of the marketing campaigns, brand standards, and Threadless.com interfaces. It was there where Mig learned how to take care of communities and try new ideas, no matter how weird. He also accidentally moonlighted as a t-shirt model, but thankfully for everyone else that career was short-lived. Leading up to Threadless, Mig toughened his skin working at studios and agencies making work for clients including AIGA, Google, Harley-Davidson, Rand McNally, Sears, SC Johnson, and Valspar.
Teaching, mentoring, and community outreach make up the latter half of his time. Mig works hard every day to make the Chicago design community a better place, serving as President for AIGA Chicago. He also maintains a design video blog, Humble Pied, which showcases short videos from inspirational designers sharing quick bits of advice. He also started and organized the CreativeMornings Chicago chapter for two years. Beyond all that he serves as a mentor within design, tech, and startup organizations. (Phew.)
He likes his pizza hot, his coffee black, and his beer hoppy.