I’m Michael Chanover, a designer / design leader, based on San Francisco, where I consult and work for innovative companies who embrace the power of design and design thinking. I most recently served as the Vice President of Design & User Experience at NerdWallet, where I led solutions designed to help people make the most of their money. Prior to NerdWallet, I served as Vice President of Design at Shopkick, a mobile loyalty platform, Chief Creative Officer for Fingerprint, a gaming platform, and Vice President of Product for the Alsop-Louie portfolio company, Kidlandia. I was also the Global Creative Director of Web & Brand at the educational toy company, LeapFrog Enterprises and I spent four years in the San Francisco and New York offices of frogdesign, as Executive Producer and General Manager.
I am a recipient of the UNESCO Design for Rehabilitation Award and I lecture, write, and teach on the subject of design. I hold a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and I have taught at the California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.