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

WHAT I DO

I'm an experience designer and creative professional with a passion for making digital experiences that resonate in the moment and linger long after. With more than 20 years of experience in interactive marketing and digital design, I have worked in a range of disciplines including user experience and UI design, web design, interactive strategy, copywriting, project and account management, digital photography, and WordPress development. I'm particularly driven to help brands develop visually-driven content experiences that stand out, and get remembered.

My career has focused on the design and delivery of websites for relationship-based businesses, consumer-focused digital product promotion, enterprise applications, content hubs and content 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:

Figma / Adobe XD / Photoshop /  Sketch /  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 Workflows / 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  / Audio recording and sound editing in Logic Pro / AI tools including Chat GPT, Midjourney, and Adobe Firefly

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 / Prescryptive Health / Primrose Schools / Shout / Staples / The University of Chicago / Zebra Technologies / Numerous US and global law firms
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Portfolio available 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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