Resume
Mike Kivikoski

Mike Kivikoski is a Boston based
User Interface Designer & Developer

who designs in the browser.

I design and develop websites and web applications for small to large companies that are easy to use, mobile friendly, SEO friendly, and client friendly.

The sites I design and build are built on WordPress powered Content Management Systems; allowing my clients to easily and quickly update their online presence.

I also teach Introduction to Web Development at Endicott College, my Alma mater, which is located just outside Boston on the North Shore in Massachusetts.

I build e-commerce sites using custom themes on Shopify, so clients have 24/7 care and great data to help their business and customers.

I’ve given talks at Ignite, Creative Mornings, and RefreshBoston. I’ve lectured at Harvard University and Endicott College.

I have an online series with O'Reilly, "UI Development for Engineers", that was released in October of 2014.

A selection of work in chronological order

User Interface Design
User Interface Development
Skills
Process
* if needed

I prefer getting feedback from working prototypes over PSD mockups.

Notable Clients

I design in the browser.

Atedrake, Inc. · Somerville, MA

Owner, Designer, Developer

Nov 2010 — Present
  • Running a design and development consulting studio
  • Designed and developed custom themes for advanced WordPress sites
  • Designed and developed custom themes for Shopify based ecommerce sites
  • Designed, developed and intergrated User Interfaces for Rails, Django, .NET, and Laravel applications
  • Designed User Interfaces for Fortune 500 company applications
  • Employee augmentation for various design studios for specific high profile projects
  • Developed numerous User Interfaces based off other designers mockups for various projects
  • Worked on over 50 projects for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies

Endicott College · Beverly MA

Adjunct Professor

Sept 2012 — May 2014
  • Taught four semesters of,“Introduction to Web Development”, to first and second year computer science students
    • Taught HTML and CSS, building for mobile devices, optimizing images, and orgainzing code. Projects included rebuilding portions of Bostonglobe.com, a to-do app, and a resume site
  • Taught one semester of, “Advanced Web Development”, to third and fourth year computer science students
    • Taught advanced CSS, rails scaffolding, basic javascript. Projects included defining and building a semster long custom appliciation. Results included a full to-do app, a photo sharing app, and a sports team tracker application.
  • Taught one semester of, “Introduction to Web Design”, to second years visual communication students
    • Taught grid systems, typography and color theory applied to the web. Projects included designing and building a responsive magazine website, and designing a responsive website to customize a product

Integrity Interactive · Waltham MA

User Interface Designer, Developer

Oct 2007 — March 2010
  • Developed the entire front end for their Supplier Diligence application.
    • Built the application so it could be translated in over 30 languages.
    • Application grossed $1,000,000.00 in less then 6 months.
    • Integrated front end code into a .NET platform
  • Lead Developer for HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and other cutting edge technologies
  • Refactored legacy, table based, inline styling code into clean, semantic HTML and CSS
Sept 2006 — Dec 2006

Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA

Intern

Jan 2005

Digital Bungalow, Salem, MA

Intern

Jan 2004

Digital Media, Hudson, NH

Intern

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Graphic Design.

Endicott College · Beverly, MA

May 2007
  • Head Senator of Executive Board · Sept 2006 — May 2007
  • Class of 2007 President · Sept 2004 — May 2006