Michael Verdi

Michael VerdiHelloooo!
I’m a senior user experience designer at Mozilla, working on Firefox. The path I’ve taken to get here is a bit convoluted, but each step has been valuable. I’ve been a nuclear sub engineer, performance/video/theater artist, high school media teacher (my students went to Sundance), freelancer, virtual world ad agency creative director and a writer. I was into videoblogging, pre-YouTube, turned one of the first screencast tutorial sites into a tech book and helped organize a conference. Other things I’ve been involved in include a robot talk show and kinda inventing Kickstarter years before Kickstarter. I also do triathlons (1X Ironman) and volunteer with Team In Training. You can find me on Twitter and, my latest playground, X-Ray Six Two Seven.