Founder of Sydney UX Agency: Mizko Media

Unbeatable UI/UX Design
and Product Strategies

Results-driven UI/UX & Web Designer in Sydney that helps turn startups into superheroes. I have led strategy & UX design for 70+ products for 100M+ users, raising a total of $300M+.

I have helped strategise and design some of Australia's most reputable startups and organisations

    I am currently the founder of an internationally recognised Sydney UX Agency called Mizko Media.

    Over the years I have led Design Thinking Workshops, User Research, UI/UX Design & Web Design for over 70+ companies, raising a total of $300M. My clientele includes: Spaceship, Snappr, IAG, Freelancer.com, HiPages, Oneflare, Compare&Connect, AgriWebb, Autotrader and many more.

    I have also been elected to be an official advisor at Antler. A global $100M+ VC fund for early staged startups. I provide funded founders guidance on business strategy and UX design to help move the needle.

    Alongside supporting founders, I also mentor Sydney UX Designers at Academy Xi and General Assembly to help educate the next generation of designers entering the industry. I also run and manage one of the world's leading UX design community, The Designership.

    Client success stories

    Super start-up Spaceship takes off with $50m funding round.

    “Michael has been a pleasure to work with. His attention to detail, UX design and design aesthetic has helped us push the limits on various mobile apps we have designed.”

    Paul Bennett
    Former CEO @Spaceship

    PhoneWagon raises $1.2M to track when campaigns lead to phone calls

    "Throughout the entire experience working together, Michael over-communicated with me so that I never questioned where we were in the process or what the next steps were. In addition to thinking through an ideal user experience and developing great designs, Michael was a thought partner that helped me think through complex scenarios."

    Ryan Shank
    CEO @PhoneWagon

    Hipages co-founder launches platform for frustrated parents

    "Michael and his team are excellent at their craft. As a customer i felt like i was getting world class designs. They are very humble and responded really well to changing needs. The communication was great, i got regular updates in slack and frequent check ins to ensure we were on track."

    David Vitek
    CEO @Kidsbook

    Snappr raises $2M to grow its on-demand photography service

    "If you're looking for someone who will challenge your UX/UI thinking and really cut to the core of what's important for users, then Michael is your man. On top of that, he brings a level of enthusiasm to the craft that is energising for everyone who works with him."

    Matt Schiller
    CEO @Snappr

    eBay Agrees to Acquire Cox Australia as part of the eBay Classifieds Group in Australia

    "I've worked with Michael on a couple of projects now and really value his skills and abilities. He is confident and capable offering exceptional product design work. He is quick in turning things around and very easy to collaborate with which makes working with him seamless."

    Fawne Rowlands
    Group Product Manager @CarsGuide

    Heavyweight-backed property start-up closes $6m funding roun

    "Brilliant, he has great business acumen as well as beautiful UI and UX skills. Highly recommended!"

    Rob Coorey
    COO @Archistar

    Beyond the office walls

    Speaking

    Michael has been invited to speak at numerous design meetups and conferences. The list includes Adobe MAX in Las Vegas, Spaceship Talks, CCX Sydney Meetup, Digital Design Days and many more.

    Advising

    In January 2020, Michael was formally invited to become an Advisor & Mentor at Antler. A global VC fund for early staged startups where he spends most of his time helping funded founders with product strategy, growth and design.

    Mentoring

    In his spare time, Michael is passionate about mentoring the next generation of designers entering the industry. He frequently mentors design graduates from Academy Xi and General Assembly. If you want to reach out to him regarding advice, contact him directly on Twitter.