My Story

My name is Michael Tai, and I currently reside in Los Angeles. I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2009 with a bachelor’s in film. Afterwards, I moved to New York City where I worked at several eCommerce agencies as an art director and UI/UX designer. Some of my work includes photography & retouching, video & motion graphics, logo and responsive design.

Though the range of my work is varied, they are not separate arts to me. I believe universal principles can be found in all forms of visual design.

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.

Dieter Rams

Software & Languages

Photoshop

85%

HTML/CSS

95%

LESS/Sass

80%

Responsive Design

80%

Illustrator

70%

InDesign

70%

After Effects

75%

Premiere Pro

85%

Wordpress

75%

Michael is a throwback art director that builds around a holistic experience. He has a great eye, a good heart and major TLC in minute design aesthetics... his seemingly simple design cues are actually purposeful, thought-out user experiences.

Vernon Fong (Design, Content & User Experience Manager at Samsung)