Who I Am

My name is Michael Allenberg and I have spent...

Over seventeen years as a multi-disciplined creative professional, now focused on Agile product innovation and meaningful brand experiences. A Conceptual Strategist translating for The Client. I have a passion for elegant experience design that transcends UI and seamlessly immerses the Customer. Currently implementing thought leadership through Agile product innovation, customer experience design, visualization and Lean UX Methodology. #InnovateorDie

In case you were wondering, my other passions include: My Wife and children, being the proud father of twins.
I have what some refer to as “difficult” taste in music! In a previous life I was a professional photographer.


My Inspirations

Inspirational quotes and motivational musings...

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”


What I Do

Currently I direct a team of Artists, Makers and Visionaries for Big Studio in both Boston and Atlanta

I design product experiences for The Client, The Customer, and The Consumer. Experiential Design incorporates multiple approaches to problem solving. That is what I do: I solve problems. It is the process of solving these problems that is my passion… The ability to pull the right tool from the toolkit for the job at hand. The ability to strategize for The Client, communicate with The Stakeholder and ultimately facilitate for The User.

My Process Incorporates:

Emotional Design [contextual appeal]

Persuasive Design [motivational awareness]

Service Design [facilitation appreciation]


My Clients

I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing brands!

putnam  MI_logo_crop  freestyleBB3  toyota3  travelportDB3  coxContour3  waffle  twcLogo_dk  ADP_logo



Consumer Goods:
Coca-Cola Freestyle, Toyota, Staples

Financial Services:
Putnam Investments, Mackenzie Investments, Merrill Lynch

B2B Services:
Raytheon, ADP, ORTEC, Adelphic

Broadcast Media:
The Weather Channel, Cox Communications, Time-Warner Cable

Travel and Hospitality:
Travelport, Waffle House

Education and Non-Profits:
Fernbank Museum, The Salvation Army


My Work

Some Recent Engagements...

Putnam Intranet Redesign
Coca-Cola Freestyle User Interface
Travelport Service Alerts Dashboard
Cox Media Visual Use-Cases

What People Say

Some feedback and praise from colleagues, clients, and cohorts...

Kate Guthro

Freelance Designer
“Few people have the opportunity to report to a manager who is also a coach and mentor—but I did when I worked for Michael over the past few months on a freelance project. I was impressed with Michael’s ability to guide all parties involved in the project with effortless ease. Michael’s leadership and positive attitude steered the client through some tough choices and kept the project moving towards the end goal without sacrificing functionality or design. Michael would be a great asset to any project. It was a pleasure to work with him.”

Chris Snowden

Software Architect | President, Reflective Logic Systems
“Michael brings a wealth of experience in design and development to every endeavor as well as a tenacity for quality and detail that is found in few individuals. His integration of artistic talent with organizational acumen make Michael a critically valuable resource for digital design, development and delivery projects of all types. He puts his heart into his work and strives to make every commitment. It is exciting to work on projects with Michael. I can definitely see a future of innovative work from Michael going forward.”

Carol Eberhardt Austensen

Managing Director at SEI Atlanta, LLC, a Systems Evolution Inc. Company
“Michael Allenberg is a highly talented professional and an innovative pioneer in the fields of user experience and interaction design. He is able to translate leading edge design concepts into practical product and software solutions that delight customers and exceed client business objectives. In addition, he has repeatedly demonstrated the capacity to lead complex initiatives to successful completion and to mentor and coach less experienced resources to achieve their potential. I strongly endorse Michael as a creative lead, product owner, program manager, and designer.”

Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe

Owner / Principle Social Media Strategist, Social Espionage
“Michael is not only a terrifically collaborative and talented UX designer but, arguably one of the best ‘design thinkers’ in the business. Entrepreneurial in attitude, Michael constantly manages to cut through to the heart of the issue and consistently brings fresh ideas to the table when they are needed most. He is strategic where and when it counts. I am honored to endorse Michael Allenberg’s work in User Experience design.”

Dan Seitam

Entrepreneur Assistance, Business Strategy, Funding Assistance, Partner @ C-leveled
“Michael has worked for me on several occasions doing freelance UX/UI design and consulting. He does an exemplary job, meticulous, flexible and very innovative in his approach. He is a rare find in the UX world – his designs focus on not just the user experience, but the client experience as well. He also has the graphic design skills to transform his wireframes into fully realized user interfaces. I will continue to use Michael’s services in the future, and highly recommend him to any potential clients.”


My Contact Info

I can be found at any of the below links... Or contact me directly!

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