• Give a unique look at User Experience from a game designers point-of-view.
• Works well in team dynamics.
• Communicates clearly with design, development and management.
• UE/UI balance (works well / looks good).
• "Jack-of-all-trades", picks up skills and responsibilities quickly.
Some Things I've done
The Open University of Israel as an University Lecturer
Weekly lecture in Game Development course in a class called "Visual Language of Video Games", teaching UX & UI in game design.
SuperDerivatives as an UX / UI designer
Working with one co-worker on all the company's UX & UI designs. Learned a whole new "language" in-order to work on very complex financial market tools. Reworked a lot of the companies visual branding with co-worker,
Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems) as an UE Engineer
Started at Sun, was integrated into Oracle after purchase. UE/UX designer lead for a group specializing in solutions for carriers and OEMs in the mobile market. Also work with several engineering services teams to create and update a majority of Sun's end-user applications.
Vollee as a Game Expert / Game Designer
Review PC games for potential porting to mobile. Redesign of game for mobile Write up design document for each project. Work with design and graphics team to complete port. Extreme deadlines
pixelplay as a Game Design / Documintation
Game Designer / Technical Writer for various games released on iO-Games, DishGames and other US Cable and Dish Providers. "American-level" Spec-sheets (very detailed and extremely organized).
TMTi Israel as a Game Designer
Designer for various games released on HOT (cable company). Design from concept up to production with graphics, writers and developers. Very tight deadlines.
Kidum Multimedia as a Game Designer
Actively led the design of "The Virus" a game that has since had a worldwide release under "SirTech". Lead design from the basic concept of the game to the lowest level of character design.
I speak fluent Hebrew and fluent English
What People say
Michael is a creative genius, and not just with design. Michael's product management experience has him restructuring all projects that come his way making them more advanced, efficient and always producing a great final product. There is no assignment that remains unchanged once brought to Michael and his unique approach and ability to think several steps in advance is always sought out. His mindful strategic skills coupled with his exemplary eye for design make him an invaluable employee that positively impacts every job he is a part of.
Michael is a talented UE engineer that goes beyond the call of duty to get the job done! he is creative, experienced and helpful across a team dynamic.
Michael was famous during working in Vollee, because he is not only the best game expert i know, but also because of his trumendous particapation in bringing up great ideas for how to improve the user experience and the GUI for our product.
In addition he has vast knoledge in ALL the games available ever for Consul & Computer players which gives him the advantage of knowing the how to make it better and what need to be done for efficient and enjoyable product to get out for the market.
i was amazed of his briliant suggestions that were concerning our development cycle, And most of all, he his a fun person to work with...
I can not endorse anyone more than him!
Michael has a great open and imaginative mind that helped shape and evolve the Vollee product and service.
He never failed to meet a deadline, and worked with great motivation, enthusiasm and devotion.
Michael is one of the most tech knowledgeable I know, is hand is in every aspect and every aspect is in him, from games craving, UI, design to programming, entrepreneur and more. great creativity and grasp of UX.
Some things I know how to do...
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Some Things I’ve learned:
Holon Institute of Technology - BdA Visual Comunications (Design)
Graphic design, GUI Design, Various graphics tools, Multimedia, Motion graphics, Post production.
I also learned that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.
Some Things I Like
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SOME PROJECTS I DID:
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