Hi! I'm Michael. 
I'm a full-time father of four (ages 1, 3, 5, 7. ……yeah😓🤪) and a lucky husband (just celebrated our 10yr anniversary😘)!
On the side... I am a multidisciplinary designer with 10 years of experience leading design ops and marketing teams across brand, product, and visual design projects. My work touches a variety of disciplines (digital, AI, film, print, interior design) for pretty cool clients and employers. I have supervised and managed projects in fast-paced, high-stakes, matrix-style environments for high-profile brands like the National Institutes of Health, The White House, AOL, West Hollywood Sunset Strip, the University of Southern California, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Email me at michael [at] mjadavis [dot] com
Lightning Round
• Playing with my kids
• Trying new health + wellness regiments
• Watching movies with an unnecessarily high degree of intensity and sophistication.
• Watching dance choreography on YouTube (guilty pleasure) 
• Learning new languages (currently learning classical Arabic and American Sign Language)
Design challenges I'm most interested in tackling.
The challenge of finding more inclusivity and accessibility in the design process.*
Current design/design-related skills I'm learning...
• Human-Computer Interaction for UX Design
Current/Recent Readings
• The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhou
• The Productive Muslim by Mohamed Faris
• The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
Favorite Food
I like avocados and coffee…a lot. (Not in the same sitting!)
Leadership & Supervisory Training
Leadership and Self-Awareness, 2019
National Institutes of Health
Effective Relationships with Direct Reports, 2019 (Expected)
National Institutes of Health
Communicating with Impact, 2019 (Expected)
National Institutes of Health
Holding Employees Accountable, 2019 (Expected)
National Institutes of Health
Effectively Managing Telework Employees, 2019 (Expected)
National Institutes of Health
Mid-level Supervisory Leadership Program, 2016
National Institutes of Health
Principles of Project Management, 2015
National Institutes of Health
Work History

Brand Manager & Senior Designer, 2013-Present
National Institutes of Health, Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Bethesda MD
Design Partner, 2018-Present
Dfi. Agency (Design for Impact) – Washington D.C., Austin, Atlanta, Los Angeles
Product Design Lead, 2018-2019
University of Southern California, Center for Urban Education – Los Angeles
Product Design Lead, 2018
University of Southern California, Race & Equity Center – Los Angeles
Product Design Lead, 2017-2018
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Race & Equity Research – Philadelphia
Interagency Working Group on Design & Public Policy, 2016-2017
The White House, Office of Science & Technology – Washington DC
Partner and Principal Strategist, 2010-208
Legacy Brand Images Agency – Washington DC, Los Angeles
Brand Leadership & UX Design, 2015-2018
Raheem Artificial Intelligence, Facebook Messenger Bot – Washington, DC, San Fransisco
Branding Consultant, 2012-2013
George Mason University, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Education – Fairfax, VA
Brand Architect & Graphic Designer, 2010-2013
George Mason University, Early Identification Program – Fairfax, VA
Graphic Designer, 2009
Aol., Inc. — Dulles, VA
Freelance Graphic Designer, 2005-2009

Other Experiences
Creative, Apple Retail (2010-2013)
Marketing Assistant to Mike Muse  — New York, NY (2008)
Broadcast Journalism Intern, NBC Universal Media (Network) — Washington, D.C. (2007)
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