I'm Mike Rundle and I am a designer,
software engineer and entrepreneur who
loves to think about and build software.
- Rich and detailed visual interface and icon design
- Talking to users, experimenting, prototyping
- Custom animation design & development (iOS and web)
- Native iOS development with Objective-C, Cocoa, UIKit
- HTML5, CSS3 (animations, transitions, media queries)
- PHP, MySQL, AWS (EC2, ELB, Aurora, S3, CloudFront)
- Idea → design → code → shipping → marketing
I'm @flyosity on Twitter. Tweeting since
2006 about Apple, design and technology. 28K+ followers.
My full career history is on my LinkedIn profile.
I was an early user of Dribbble but now mostly lurk for inspiration.
Email me directly!
I've been a principal design lead at Intuit for over 5 years. My role cuts across product strategy,
user research, visual design, lean experimentation, prototyping and software development.
I started at Intuit's healthcare group and was responsible for the visual and interaction design of their
software suite for practices, doctors and patients. After moving to Intuit's Small Business Group, I led
the design of various projects including Intuit's acclaimed
practice management solution for accountants.
The flagship feature of QuickBooks Online Accountant is the ability to manage complex client workflows within the product.
I conducted over 50 interviews with accountants, prepared countless low-fidelity concepts and prototypes, and led
the design of the final shipped feature for mobile and desktop.
Accountant Project Dashboard
A constant pain point for accountants is preparing for a client meeting. I facilitated 2 group research sessions with accountants,
designed various concepts and prototypes, and produced production CSS for the final product.
Concepting & Sketching
A big facet of my role at Intuit is to be in touch with accountants around the world on a near-daily basis,
constantly showing concepts and ideas and experiments and getting feedback. This is a small sample of concept
designs that drove our expanded product thinking and were used in a 3-year vision storyboard.
I led the design of Intuit Health's various software products for patients, doctors and hospitals. Shown above
are a small portion of the web and iPad software I designed and helped build.
An advanced photo editing app I designed and built that focused on filter and overlay effects.
It used a custom GPU-based rendering engine that allowed me to convert Photoshop actions into
filters that could be used in the app and over 900 were included. Featured multiple times by Apple, reached #3 in Photos.
Acquired by tap tap tap, now part of the Camera+ family.
Simple, Menu-Based Controls
The visual focus is on the photo, not UI chrome.
All settings and filters can be individually adjusted.
Filters have a simple, scrolling preview interface.
The first photo-editing app to use a blurred photo backdrop.
I have always felt that designers need to learn how to code their own interfaces, so in 2011 I launched Design Then Code
and self-published a variety of e-books to accomplish that goal. Since then, over 350,000 people have learned to design
and build stunning iOS apps by reading Design Then Code guides like "Building iOS Apps From Scratch", "Lighting &
Realism In Interface Design" and "Motion Design for iOS."
My e-books on design, development and animation are used by employees and teams at Apple, IBM, Intuit, Yahoo!, GE, NetApp, SAS,
Starbucks, Salesforce and many other companies and startups.
The Design Then Code website was designed and built to be fully responsive
with 9 different breakpoints that tweak the layout for the viewport dimensions.
Motion Design for iOS
Some excerpts from my 200-page e-book on animation design for iOS with an emphasis on bringing natural, spring-like
physicality to interfaces.
Additional Mobile Work
I've designed a few dozen iPhone apps since 2008, here's a sampling of that work.
Validic, Colorizer, Interesting, Custom iOS Keyboard
I designed the iOS application for the health-tracking startup Validic which connects with various measurement devices
and brings all their results into one place. Colorizer was a color puzzle game I built where you drag one color on top
of another color to combine them, with the goal of getting to a single color on the spectrum at the end of a level. Interesting
is a custom newsreader and Reddit app that was featured by Apple in "Best New Apps" and was #1 in the News category for over 8 weeks.
Finally, a 3rd-party keyboard that I designed and built with an adaptive color scheme.
Mike (@flyosity or email me)