HELLO, I'M MICHAEL GALLEGLY. I'M AN EXPERIENCE DESIGNER & CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL IN CHICAGO, IL.

WHAT I DO

I help businesses create compelling interactive experiences that blend embraceable technology, meaningful communication, and purposeful design. With more than 18 years of professional and personal experience in interactive marketing and digital design, I have worked in a wide range of disciplines including UX and UI design, interactive strategy, copywriting, project and account management, digital photography, and WordPress customization. I’ve been designing and coding websites since 2000, and working professionally in traditional and interactive marketing since 2002.

My career has focused on the design and delivery of complex websites for relationship-based businesses, consumer-focused digital product promotion, enterprise applications, content hubs, and micro-site experiences. I enjoy solving problems that make use of all the hats I’ve worn throughout my career, and I’m in my element whether working closely with visual designers and developers, project and account managers, and most importantly, clients who trust collaborative teams to deliver exceptional results.

SKILLS

Tools

Design:

Adobe XD / Photoshop / Illustrator / Sketch / InVision / ReadyMag / Shorthand

Collaboration  & Presentation:

Miro / Trello / Slack / Jira / Adobe CC Libraries / Keynote / Google Slides

UX & Design

Conceptual Design / Requirements Gathering / Site Reviews & Qualitative Evaluations / Scenario Development for Testing / Low – High Fidelity Wireframe Design / Interactive Prototype Development / Persona Development / Journey Map Creation / Functional Specifications / Agile Workflow / Responsive Design / UX Strategy / Content Strategy / Copywriting / Mentoring Junior-Level Colleagues

Additional Skills

Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, responsive design, and general web technology / Strong understanding of WordPress customization, theme development, and Oxygen Builder / Understanding of various content management systems and administrator workflows / Animation fundamentals / Lottie animation deployment / Digital photography and post-processing in Lightroom Classic and CC / Audio recording and sound editing

PORTFOLIO

Clients I've Worked With:

Aflac / Alamo Car Rental / Allstate Insurance / American Public University / CDW / Edward Jones / Enterprise / First Republic Bank / GE Healthcare / Huggies / Paper & Packaging Board / Primrose Schools / Shout / Staples / The University of Chicago / Zebra Technologies / Numerous US and global law firms
Portfolio avaailable by request.

EXTRAS

Photography

I've been a photographer for more than twelve years, shooting landscapes, street photography, and portraits. I'm always excited for projects that fuse design and original photography.

Music

I've been a musician and songwriter for around 30 years, playing guitar, synths, and piano. With my band days behind me, these days I make instrumental and ambient music as The Ageless Sea. New site coming soon, but for now:

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