UX Leadership and Project Management

As the UX Team Lead on the Patent Task Order at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michael Owens managed a team of 15 UX professionals working across 10 next generation and legacy projects. Ms. Owens developed wireframes, designed and facilitated user sessions, wrote usability analysis and reports, and mentored her team members in UX,…

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Mobile Application Design

As a Senior Information Architect on site at the Health Resources and Services Administration, Michael Owens designed and led the project to develop the agency’s first mobile application. Michael was responsible for managing all phases of the project from prototyping through usability testing.


Social Media Management

As Senior Web Editor on site at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, Michael Owens maintained the existing website, developed a plan to create a new website, and managed several Social Media accounts. Michael developed campaigns across multiple platforms, including Salsa-based email campaigns, Facebook, and Twitter.


508 Compliant Design

As the Director of Online Activities at Maryland Public Television, Michael Owens served as Executive Producer on all PBS series developed by MPT. One such site was In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the project from planning to budget to managing contractors, Michael’s responsibilities on this project also included…

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Portal Design and Development

As Creative Director at the National Cancer Institute, Michael Owens led the information architecture and user interface re-design of the Institute’s new web site, The new portal included content from three existing sites and was designed to provide information for health care providers, patients, and caregivers. In addition, Michael designed the interaction architecture and…

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Revolutionary Financial App

As the Web Manager, Michael Owens was responsible for designing both the user interface and information architecture of the site and managed a team of designers and programmers. FolioFN represented a new concept in the world of online brokerages. Allowing users to invest by dollar amount across multiple stocks, the user interface of FolioFN was tasked…

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Art for the Artist

As a consultant to Silver Willow Studio artist Sandra Dwiggins, Michael Owens designed marketing materials, including dual-purpose business cards that also served as tags for Ms. Dwiggins’ artwork. In addition, Michael developed an iconic date recording system to help the artist label her work.


Educational and Fun

As a Senior Web Producer, Michael Owens developed a large, complex, ambitious website for children and teachers for the U.S. Mint in association with Aquent Partners. In addition to coordinating a large staff of designers, writers, educational consultants, and outside contractors, Michael also designed many elements of the site and developed interactive games and puzzles in…

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Logo and Branding

As a consultant for Kufra, an emerging e-business focusing on content management and data integration, Michael Owens designed a logo and branding package reflecting the founder’s concept of the company as an oasis.


Marketing Support

As a Senior Consultant working in partnership with Brainstorm Creative Resources, Michael provided creative support to the MicroStrategy marketing department. Projects included user interface design, html development, database maintenance, flash animation, and illustration for both print and web.