Thanks for visiting. My name is Michael Kennedy. You can call me Mike, or MK, but I prefer Michael if you're also using my last name like in an introduction such as this!

I'm a Collaborative Designer, Design Thinking Facilitator, and Researcher. I love to balance creativity and curiosity with critical thinking and methodology. Currently I'm in a hybrid role as UX Designer/Researcher within IBM Security.

In my last role at Endurance International I led a field research initiative and journey mapping effort to unite a suite of digital products and worked across those products globally to perform usability testing and user research.

At Constant Contact I conducted nation-wide field research to inform Personas, participated in design sprints and innovation jams, and moderated research sessions with hundreds of users.

I studied Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University, earning a Masters degree after studying visual and media arts at Emerson College. I worked for a few years in television and film as a production and locations assistant.

I am happily married and have a super cute rescue dog named William who has his own instagram.

A post shared by William (@williamtherescue) on

I live in a cute yellow house and am getting closer and closer to becoming Curious George's man-in-the-yellow-hat every day. Beyond all of this I am searching for my next creative outlet and, when I'm inspired, hoping to showcase art and projects as well.