Designing digital products by focusing on human goals

I work with multidisciplinary project teams to create easy-to-use and stunningly designed user interfaces and digital products. By taking a conversational approach to visual, motion and interaction design, I strive to add a layer of realism and humanity to user interfaces.

Nissan Personalization Studio Tablet & Touchscreen Applications
  • Client: Nissan
  • Role: IxD, Visual Design, Creative/Art Direction, Motion Design
  • Owner: DCI-Artform
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Jambox Touchscreen Application
  • Client: Best Buy / Jawbone
  • Role: Design, IxD
  • Owner: DCI-Artform
Jambox Mini Jambox Big Jambox Mini Red Jambox Mini Blue Jambox Mini Black Jambox Mini Gray Jambox Music Jambox Music Playlist Jambox Video Game Jambox Movie

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Waste Management Solution (WIP)
  • Client: BlueCity, LLC
  • Role: Design, IxD
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Operator Application (WIP)
  • Fuelbote
  • Role: Design, IxD, UX
 
Fuelbote Fuelbote Fuelbote Fuelbote
Fuelbote Fuelbote Fuelbote Fuelbote

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TabLatch Website, Portal & Tablet/Mobile Application
  • Client: DCI-Artform
  • Role: Visual Design, IxD, Creative Direction
  • Owner: DCI-Artform
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Personal Insurance/Banking Mobile and Tablet Application
  • Client: Confidential
  • Role: Design
  • Owner: Razorfish
Tablet Login Tablet Auto Tablet Bank Tablet Budget Tablet Claims Tablet Claims
Mobile Login Mobile Login Mobile Login Mobile Login Mobile Login
Mobile Login Mobile Login Mobile Login Mobile Login Mobile Login

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Coors Light Sign Configurator Mobile Application
  • Client: MillerCoors
  • Role: Design, IxD
  • Owner: Everbrite
Pairing Success
Enter Code Topline Message Standard Clock
Configuration Screen Bottomline Message Countdown Clock

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About

My name is Chris Mickschl, an interactive design director and visual UI designer. I have been designing for screens for over 10 years, with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

I'm currently a Design Director at DCI-Artform, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, where I lead a team of interactive/ui and motion designers. DCI-Artform is global retail marketing company based out of Milwaukee, WI.

Prior work experience includes interactive and design industry leaders Razorfish and VSA Partners, in addition to consulting with Critical Mass.

In addition to my day job, I am a principal and founding member of BlueCity LLC. Read about us on Wired.com.

Client List

  • Abbott Labortories, Inc.
  • Allen Edmonds
  • Allstate
  • Best Buy
  • Chick-fil-A
  • CME Group
  • Discover Card
  • GE
  • GM
  • Harley Davidson
  • Hyundai
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson

 

  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Lowes
  • MasterCard
  • Michelin
  • Nissan
  • Northern Trust
  • State Farm
  • Subaru
  • The Conference Board
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whole Foods
  • Xerox

Specialties

  • Visual interface design - touch, mobile, web
  • User-centered interaction design
  • Design leadership and mentoring
  • UI storyboarding
  • Functional design
  • Interactive prototyping
  • Motion graphics