Mikey Hougland

is a designer, front-end developer, printmaker, and the biggest dog lover you'll ever meet.

I love using superlatives almost as much as I love making things*. There is something truly special about coding or printing your own designs. The moment a vision becomes a real, viable product I feel like Geppetto**; It's nothing short of magic. My quest to experience and share that magic has made me a stronger collaborator and a tenacious problem solver.

* Things includes, but is not limited to: websites, apps, posters, cards, soup, dog cakes, costumes, parade floats, pinatas, signs, buttons, sandwiches, murals, books.

** Geppetto before he gets swallowed by Monstro the whale. Fortunately none of my creations have been as mischievous as Pinocchio.




  • Product Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Art Direction
  • Resource Allocation
  • Project Management


  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • Illustration


  • HTML5, CSS3, LESS, Sass
  • jQuery
  • Git, SVN, CVS
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • PHP & RoR front-end




Design, Code & Printmaking


Phoenix Country Day School

Design, Branding & Code





  • Schoolyard | Lead Designer

    Creating design solutions for independent schools while managing design budgets and resources.
  • Revenizer | Freelance Designer

    Planned, designed and developed interface for a responsive application.
  • StudyEgg | Freelance Designer

    Designed interface and graphics for iPhone app, marketing site, and web-based dashboard.
  • Tracelytics | Freelance Developer

    Translated new web application designs to HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
  • mcgarrybowen | Freelance Designer

    Worked with teams from mcgarrybowen, Verizon, & Apple on the launch of the iPhone 4, the first Apple device to be offered by Verizon.
  • TribalVision | Freelance Designer

    Design and front-end development for an agency specializing in WordPress sites.
  • Batchblue | Communications & User Interface Designer

    Created marketing materials & interface solutions for small business apps.
  • M3 | User Interface Designer & Product Manager

    As the first employee I had the opportunity to learn many different roles in a web startup.

Check out my resume for a full work history.


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