Michael S. Victor
Advanced Microscopy Group - Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer
Art Director, Senior Graphic Designer ( 6 months )
As the Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer at AMG, I owned the creative leadership, design, and development of all AMG brand/identity collateral, all web properties including amgmicro.com, photography and video production, advertising, print and interactive product collateral. See Amgmicro.com, Brochures, Ads, Technical Documentation, or Videos.
Microsoft Corporation (18 years) - Graphic and Software Design
Entertainment Console (2010-2012)
I worked on the XBOX Live Studios and XBOX Console Teams. Work included prototyping of new user experiences for Xbox, Kinect, and Windows Mobile. Prototypes include systems for glass and air gesture, and speech UX. Developed WWA/HTML5 applications for next generation Xbox. See Interaction Design XBOX and Kinect.
Mobile Applications - Software Designer and Developer: Microsoft Unlimited Potential Group & Microsoft Learning (2008-9)
Designed OneApp Learn mobile education application and mobile learning management system using Kojax platform for Sun/Java feature phones. Work includes the mobile client interfaces design and content prototypes. See OneApp Learn. Developed high-fidelity prototypes, motion studies, and UI comps for a Blend and Silverlight mobile LMS prototype. See Courier. Also developed a mobile prototype training game, see Zune App.
Content Viewer Experiences (2003-2007)
Designed and developed learning management system viewer and content types supporting Latin, Han, and Sanskrit based languages. It supports bi-di presentation, implements Flash and Silverlight content games, supports note and bookmark functions, implements community forums, and rebranding features. This viewer is implemented as the help system in Windows Starter Edition and most eLearning courses from Microsoft Learning. See Content Viewer, Windows Starter Edition, LCDS, or Community Forums.
Cover and Magazine (1994-1998)
Produced 4 Color gloss magazine and cover layouts and illustrations for product and marketing materials. Created cover, jacket, and jewel case design guidelines and branding kits. See Cover Art. See Cover Art.
Book and Manual Design and Illustration (1994-1998)
Produced b/w, 4-color and duo-tone layouts and illustrations for content products such as The Road Ahead. Created page and artwork guidelines for partners and vendors. See Book Matter, or Manuals.
Web Application Design (2003-2007)
Responsible for design and development of end-to-end, web-based product marketing system. This system enables authoring, management, publishing, searching, and presentation of product detail pages. Led design reviews on multi designer team. See Class Locator.
Information Architecture, Microsoft Press (1999-2000)
Responsible for design of electronic and print content models DTDs/XSDs/XSLT, UX and interaction of eBooks, and print layout templates used for content material transformation between form factors including OEB and Custom-form eBooks, Pagemaker/Framemaker and InDesign print materials, e-Mails, and databases. Work included pulling together a team of area specialist to aid in the creation of common and specialized DTD/XSDs, creating custom processing tools, and creating static and interactive eBook content types, print content types, and software based content interactions such as visual dictionaries, content navigation UX.
Business Application Interfaces (2003-2007)
Designed end-to-end planning and management software for Microsoft Learning product development teams. This application provides easy and accessible views and implements business rule alert systems. See Title Manager.
Mindbytes GAC
Designer/Developer/Owner (1992 - 2000)
Ran small graphic design business providing services such as print and web design, corporate identity, and graphic artwork production. Contracted with companies such as Microsoft, Active Voice, and other businesses within the Puget Sound area. See Manuals, Magazines, Identity, or Illustration.
Everett Community College
Lab Manager (1992 - 1994)
Provided computer operations support for design and engineering computer labs (PC and Mac labs). Tasks included network configuration, backups, repair, software installation.
Everett Herald
Distribution Manager (1990-1992)
HTML5 (recent) > 1 year Flash, 2 years
jQuery (recent) > 8 months XNA > 2 years
PHP > 1 year AJAX > 1 year
Javascript, > 10 years ASP.NET > 2 years
HTML > 10 VB, 2-3 years
XML, > 10 years Visual Studio, > 10 years
Web Services, > 4 years VSTS 2010 Test & Lab Manager, 1 year
SQL Server, 4 yr, mySQL, 6 months Office, > 10 years
Microsoft Expression, 3 years Photoshop (up to CS5), > 10 years
WPF > 2 years Illustrator (up to CS5)> 5 years
Premiere, 1 year InDesign 2 years, Framemaker/Pagemaker > 5 years
After Effects, 6 months 3D Modeling (3DS/Blender), 4-5 years
Silverlight > 3 years Unity3D (recent) > 2 year
C++, 2-3 years Windows Server, Minor Linux, Window/Mac
Java, 1 year C# .NET, 9-10 years
Music recording, Guitarist
Game development and Gaming. See Unity, Winterblue, or Dark Matter Engine.
Fine Art. See Level Design, Photography, or Illustration.
Reading Science Fiction, History, and Astronomy
Everett Community College, Associate of Fine Arts Degree, Graphic Design 1992
Certifications: Microsoft Office/Powerpoint, Autodesk 3D Studio & Animator Pro
Company Service Awards
Ship Awards: Microsoft Kinect, XBOX 360, Microsoft Windows Starter Edition, IIS Resource Kit, Electronic Reference Titles
Service: 10 Year Service Award, Star Awards