Michael Hagel
Michael Hagel

Hi, I'm Michael Hagel. A product designer in Atlanta, GA.

Part strategist, part designer, I help agencies, startups, small-to-mid size business and corporations think through, plan, and build digital solutions. Blending high-level business analysis, user-centered design principles, and technology, I work to create products that solve problems and connect with people. I believe good design is as much about outcomes as it is aesthetics.

I'm the Head of Design at MaybeForYou, a digital studio I founded in 2007. We're a full-service studio focused on custom web, mobile, and enterprise solutions. At MaybeForYou, I've had the honor to create products and custom solutions for companies such as Bank of America, Budget, Clear Channel, Comcast, IHG, Jamestown Properties, Lowe's, NATO, and the PGA, to name a few.

In 2012, we built EventBooth, a mobile photo booth application. Over the years, EventBooth has grown into a platform enjoyed by brands and individuals around the world.

Prior to all this, I started my career working in the trenches of the advertising world. Holding a variety of positions ranging from Designer to Art Director to Creative Director. I've also been an Instructor at the Creative Circus, where I taught Design, User Experience, and Front-End Development.

Outside of work, you can find me relaxing with my beautiful wife, Erica, and two boys - Cameron & Mattox. In my spare time, I'm a Driving Coach at the Porsche Experience Center, leisure boater, cigar & whiskey lover.

Some of the brands I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Bank of America Budget CNN College Board Dash Disney Emory ESI Fabric Full Sail University IHG Jamestown Lowes Mohawk Motorola NATO NBA NBC Node40 OHSU PGA of America Sprint Transitions XM Satellite Radio

Awards I’ve been honored to receive.

Addy Award Communication Arts Communicator Awards Davey Awards FWA Horizon Interactive Award MarCom Award Webby Award

How we can work together.

The following are a few of the ways I can assist on your next project. I typically work off project agreements, but am happy to offer short-term sprints, or longer term retainer options. Email me with information about the project's needs, and we can schedule a time to discuss things in more detail.

Planning & Strategy

Using principals of Design Thinking, I'll work with your team to put together an actionable plan to improve processes, market your products/services, and launch new digital initiatives

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UX Consulting

From an early idea, the next version, or a redesign, I'll assist your team in determining the needs of your user's and defining the features, functionality, screens, and interactions of your project.

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Design Services

Hands-on design services spanning across user research, UX, information architecture, concepting, visual / UI design, prototyping, and front-end development for web, mobile, and enterprise projects.

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End-to-End Solutions

For larger projects or end-to-end solutions, my studio — MaybeForYou, may be better suited for the project. We're a team of strategists, designers, and developers that can help bring any idea to life.

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