Hi, I’m Michael, a designer and artist.

I work at Mozilla where I lead the team designing the future of Firefox search. When I’m not working on Firefox, I’m probably “working” on something else. Lately that’s been animal crossing, astronomy, and Twine (one day I may actually make a game).

I’ve had a ton of past lives including: nuclear sub engineer, performance artist, Ironman, high school teacher, and freelance designer/stay-at-home dad. I also helped invent vlogging in the pre-YouTube days, wrote a how-to book about it, and spoke at bunch of conferences.

I live in San Antonio, Texas with my wife of 29 years in a house that feels a bit too big because our daughters have finished college and moved out.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to get in touch, send me an email – m@verdi.space