Mike Curtis
Apr 21 · 3 min read

I have 18 combined years of UX, management, marketing, sales, teaching, public speaking, and customer service experience in collaborative agile teams, B2C & wholesale distribution. I have a diversified skill set encompassing user experience, product design, customer, employee & vendor relations, e-commerce, and IT support. I back all that with excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills.


Hi, I’m Mike Curtis.

Experience

I’ve worked at:

1–800 Contacts as a Product Designer

in Draper, UT from May 2017 to Present

  • Inventor — Listed as an inventor on the design patent for ExpressExam, a telemedicine exam available on iOS, Android and responsive web, allowing customers to conveniently renew their contact lens prescription
  • iOS & Android App Designer — Integral in the 2019 app rebranding of 1–800 Contacts; contributed to the new design system; created the customer journey for subscription-based orders; worked side-by-side with PMs, QAs, and developers in a fast, agile environment
  • UX Consultant — Led UX activities shaping the redesign of the company intranet, used by ~1,000 employees

DevMountain as a Manager & Instructor

in Salt Lake City, UT from Jan. 2018 thru Dec. 2018

  • After-Hours UX Class Manager — Structured curriculum outline, conducted 1 on 1 interviews with students, graded student assessments, managed instructors & mentors
  • Instructor — Lecture on core user experience practices and methodologies, critique student projects

Allred’s Inc. Wholesale in Marketing, Design & Sales

in Salt Lake City, UT from Sep. 2001 thru Dec. 2016

  • Marketing Manager — Graphic design, flyers, brochures, web campaigns, site maintenance, form design
  • Online Store Manager — Co-created, launched & managed the e-commerce site, catalog & shipping department
  • Territory Sales Manager — Acquire and retain new accounts, optimize SEO to increase customer visibility

Skills

I’m skilled in:

  • Visual & interaction design
  • User flows & story maps
  • Teaching & public speaking
  • Copywriting & communication
  • Mobile design (iOS & Android)
  • Wireframing & prototyping
  • Usability testing & card sorting

Tools

I like using:

  • Sketch
  • Adobe XD
  • Marvel App
  • InVision App
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • …and I’m willing to learn more!

Education

I studied at:

  • DevMountain in 2017 — UX Design Bootcamp Graduate
  • BYU-Idaho in 2016 — Pathway Program Graduate
  • Granite High School in 1998 — High school diploma, 3.9 GPA

Accomplishments

I’m proud of:

  • organizing events for Product Hive
  • creating announcements & volunteering for Ladies that UX (LTUX)
  • My two years as a missionary in Brazil
  • never missing a day of school, K-12

Get in Touch

I’m passionate about design, mentoring and helping others. I love solving real-world problems by connecting directly with people on an emotional level. If you’d like to talk about a project or position in your organization, please reach out.


Mike W. Curtis

Portfolio for Mike W. Curtis: Utah-Based UX Designer - For nearly two decades, I've been happily working with people in my career to help them solve their problems. My background in marketing, sales, e-commerce and UX has taught me to make informed & empathetic design decisions.

Mike Curtis

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Dad, husband, UX designer, teacher, and mentor. https://medium.com/mikewcurtis

Mike W. Curtis

Portfolio for Mike W. Curtis: Utah-Based UX Designer - For nearly two decades, I've been happily working with people in my career to help them solve their problems. My background in marketing, sales, e-commerce and UX has taught me to make informed & empathetic design decisions.

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