Michael Arnold Mages

Michael Arnold Mages

PhD in Design


I currently run a design consultancy specializing in strategically oriented design practice: research, communications analysis and planning, as well as UI design and development for web, mobile and web-based applications. Our clients include mid-sized regionally-oriented businesses, startups, universities, and Fortune 100 companies.

In the past I have taught research-informed design practice to students in business, computer science and fine arts at the University of Colorado, The University of Denver, and the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Past course projects have included identity systems design and branding for Case Logic, business process audit and redesign for the Denver Regional Transportation District, and an extensive experience audit and redesign of all customer-facing business processes for the Denver District Attorney's office.

My research interests include design for conversation, sustainability, and design for experience.