Hi there. My name is Michael Fehrenbach, and I am a product designer and occasional front-end developer. I live in Brooklyn, and last worked in-house for The Museum of Modern Art. I’m looking for my next job.
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My name is Michael.
Folks call me Michael.
I’m Michael Fehrenbach.
I usually go by Michael.
Some people call me Mike.
My name is Michael Fehrenbach.
I’m a UI guy.
I’m a designer.
I’m a product designer.
I design digital things.
I design user interfaces.
I’m an interactive designer.
I’m an interaction designer.
I design things for screens.
I make things like this site.
I’m a digital product designer.
I’m a designer that can also code.
I sling pixels and code for a living.
I design and write a bit of code.
I’m good with typography and technology.
I design and help build digital experiences.
I’m a designer who sometimes moonlights as a developer.
I am a product designer and occasional front‑end developer.
I sweat the details.
This is my jam.
I love this work.
I am very persistent.
I love a good screen.
I also write long emails.
I like a four‑pixel grid.
Baselines are my… ^500baseline.
I prefer my screens matte.
I thrive under constraints.
I tend to overthink things.
I try to avoid odd numbers.
I also dabble in photography.
My favorite color is black.
I have always been very technical.
I think consistency is a virtue.
All my devices are in dark mode.
I would describe myself as thorough.
I have been described as a ‘watchmaker.’
I find zen in pixel-tuning vector paths.
I have been called a perfectionist.
I love a sturdy, ^200sans‑serif typeface.
I think that design is how it works.
I’ve always been a ‘systems’ person.
I enjoy bringing some order to chaos.
I remember how hard this all used to be.
I often literally whistle while I work.
My watchword is order and my beacon is beauty.
I’ll go out of my way for a nice line break.
I was a Macromedia fanboy, ^200back in the day.
I believe I can pronounce Neue correctly.
I don’t mind the occasional pedantic dev argument.
I like my coffee like I like my wardrobe: ^375b^100l^100a^100c^100k^100.
I’ve been known to philosophize my decision-making.
I like data best when filtered through strong taste.
I have dreamt in code. ^1500Well, ^200in an IDE, ^200I guess.
I think I’ve gotten decent at it, ^200over time.
I’ve met some wonderful people in this line of work.
I always try to leave things better than I found them.
I think it’s pretty cool how this is a whole field, ^200now.
I love the intersection of the digital and physical.
I come with empty hands and the desire to unbuild walls.
I found my way here via technology and the liberal arts.
If I’m doing it right, ^200you won’t even know I was there.
I know enough programming to get into trouble, ^200but not always out of it.
Whatever I might lack in talent, ^200I’ll make up for with persistence.
For better or for worse, ^200I’m more suited to working than networking.
This is my portfolio site. ^750There are many like it, ^200but this one is mine.
I’ve been told that if I was on Ted Lasso, ^200I would probably be Roy Kent.
If I were a Star Trek character, ^200I’m probably equal parts Spock and Bones.
I’m from Seattle.
I live in Brooklyn.
My career has mostly been in New York.
I live in lovely Greenpoint, ^200Brooklyn.
I moved to New York about 12 years ago.
I grew up in Seattle, ^200then moved to New York.
I’m from the Northwest, ^200but live in the Northeast.
I’m originally from Seattle, ^200but now live in New York.
I live on a street called Diamond in a county called Kings.
I’ve lived in the small towns of Seattle, ^200New York, ^200and London.
I last worked for a museum.
I’ve taken the last year off.
I’ve been on a sort of sabbatical.
I’m between jobs, ^250at the moment.
I worked at MoMA for many years.
I have more than a decade of experience.
My last job was with the Museum of Modern Art.
I was formerly on the Creative Team at MoMA.
You met me at a very strange time in my life.
My last position was a six‑year, ^100in‑house stint.
I’ve worked in both for- and not‑for-profit settings.
I have worked at agencies, ^200freelance, ^200and in‑house.