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Michael Edelstone

My story

I’m Michael Edelstone, a digital designer focusing on utilitarian products and brands. Currently, I’m part of the extremely capable team at Kuali. Before that, I led design initiatives at BrickFTP and Texas State University.

I enjoy bicycles, movies, astronomy, national parks, and adventures with my dog, Chloe. One day I hope to be recruited by an intergalactic team of fighter pilots like Alex Rogan in The Last Starfighter.

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Some things I know pretty darn well

  • HTML: Semantic, logical, future-thinking, templated, you-name-it. We’re essentially BFFs.
  • CSS: Roger that. Big fan of animations and flexbox, with real-world experience writing vanilla, Sass, and postCSS.
  • Accessibility: Universal design is central to my process. I’ve shipped interfaces conforming to the strictest standards.
  • Product UX: Research, sketches, app copy, and clickable prototypes using a refined, understandable process.
  • Design tools: Sketch, InVision and Chrome DevTools are my go-tos, but I enjoy Figma and Balsamiq too.
  • Git and GitHub: From React apps to static sites, I open source, GitFlow, and the command line.