For years Mike worked in Washington DC at various agencies including the White House, serving as Art Director for the President of the United States, Barack Obama. He now works out of his private office on a lake near Frederick, Maryland, about an hour outside the district. 

Mike has a decade of experience under his belt crafting award-winning design for the federal government, Fortune 500 companies, national associations, small businesses, and non-profits. Driven by his love for design, Mike has worked in roles ranging from creative director, art director, designer, producer, social media strategist, developer, usability expert, and accessibility consultant for numerous agencies. Through a knowledge of UX, UI, technology, development, web standards, and design, Mike has a handle on both the creative and technical side of projects.

Mike’s work has been seen millions of times across the globe. Clients include The White House, The Executive Office of the President (Barack Obama), Target, Southwest Airlines, Johns Hopkins, The National Aquarium, Lockheed Martin, The National Institute of Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, AAA, Caterpillar, Microsoft, and Google.

In addition to actual design work, Mike has authored numerous articles for industry-leading publications like Smashing Magazine. His writing has been published in three books on design. You can see more on his personal life here.


Michael is an amazingly talented designer, which goes without saying. We have used plenty of designers in the past, and he is by far our favorite. Not only is his eye the best, his consistent communication is a huge, huge differentiator.
— Dhruva Rajendra, Founder, LearnShark
Michael is a talented designer with an expansive skill set and a 360 degree approach to solving clients problems with a modern and innovative approach. When I need a fresh look on a project, he is my go-to guy.
— David Crowley, Owner, DevelopDC
Mike is not only a talented web designer and developer, he is also a profoundly influential thought leader with a finely-tuned business acumen.
— Emily Blackwell, Web Designer, Taoti Creative
Though tight parameters were given at the beginning of the project, Mike not only was able to create designs that were very well received by senior leadership and PAC donors, but he also was a great sounding board to talk through creative problems during challenging moments..
— Kate Abel, Political Director, Aetna
NAV is a boutique web design studio I own and operate.

NAV is a boutique web design studio I own and operate.


  • Webby Award
  • PRnews Digital Relaunch/Redesign
  • Davey Award (5x)
  • Grassroots Innovation Award
  • Gold Omni Intermedia Award
  • International Summit Creative Award
  • Silver Anvil Award (2x)
  • WebAward for Outstanding Web Site

Notable Clients Include

AAA,, Air Transport Association, American Health Care Association, BlueCross BlueShield, Caterpillar, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Executive Office of the President, ExxonMobil, Fordham University, Fundrise, The G8, Global Campaign for Education, Google, Invision, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin, Mercy Hospital, Microsoft, The National Aquarium, Natural Products Association, National Institute of Health, NATO, Northrop Grumman, POLITICO, Southwest Airlines, Target, US Chamber of Commerce, US Department of State, USTR, University of Maryland, The Washington Post, The White House, Women for Women International