Mike Leotta

Senior Product / UX Designer

I'm Mike, a digital product designer based in New York City.
I've been designing intuitive experiences for over 9 years.

I bring digital product ideas to life – from low fidelity sketches to polished experiences.

My process involves ideation, sketching, wireframing, user testing, and prototyping. I've designed a broad range of products on iOS, Android, and the web.


Self-Development & Exploring Opportunities

Nov 2017–Current

Taking a temporary break from work to contribute to political projects, develop new skills, pursue hobbies, explore new opportunities, travel, volunteer, network, and spend time with family.

Senior User Experience Designer

Google  ∙  Jul 2011–Nov 2017

6+ years experience end-to-end Product & UX design on products used by millions of users on multiple platforms and across consumer, enterprise, and education sectors. Product work includes:

  • Google Expeditions – Design Lead
  • Google Forms – Design Lead
  • Google Drive – Platform Design Lead for iOS and Web
  • Google Plus – Core stream experience designer
  • Google News – Web and mobile designer

Web Designer & Developer

Google  ∙  Jul 2008–Jul 2011

Designed, developed, and maintained web properties in 40+ languages on global Google.com domains.

  • Google Chrome – Design Lead for download UI/UX and web content
  • Gmail – Design Lead for web content and sign up/login funnels

Search Quality

Google  ∙  Jan 2007–Jul 2008

Designed and contributed to processes which improve quality and user experience of Google Search products.


B.S., Information Management & Technology

B.S., Marketing Management

Syracuse University  ∙  2003–2006

Skill Summary

Product Design

  • Interaction Design
  • UI Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Motion Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Usability Testing

Platforms & Tech

  • Web/Mobile Web
  • iOS
  • Android
  • VR/AR


  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Framer Studio
  • Principle
  • InVision
  • Figma


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • PHP