Michaela is passionate about using words and stories to make the world a better place. She started her career designing content in the nonprofit space where she worked with women entrepreneurs in Cambodia and East Africa, and led the design of web experiences for the Gates Foundation and Red Cross. After watching those close to her struggle with money, she joined Capital One Bank to build out their content strategy practice and led teams to design digital banking experiences that reduced financial anxiety (and saved the business money).
Now you can find her at Morningstar, a global financial services firm, where she leads centralized UX content strategy and user research teams that help the product organization design tools and information that enable the success of investors and the people that serve them.
In her free time, Michaela is trying to complete all six Marathon Majors, plotting her escape to Montana with her husband, and knitting while her dog sits on her feet.
For more, keep up with Michaela on Twitter as @Kalabird.
UX Camp: Summer 2020
Lunch Break Discussion & Debate: CS + UX = BFFs?
Fresh off their critically acclaimed spoken word tour, friends and former colleagues Michaela and Scott discuss the relationship between Content Strategy and Experience design, delving into timeless questions such as Do humans actually have souls? and What’s a UX writer?.
This Frost/Nixon style discussion will probably definitely be audible over the sound of your chewing on the lunch break, and will haunt your lunch-related dreams for years to come.