Mike Shelton is a Product Designer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. Working from his home office in Richmond, VA, Mike collaborates with over 500 automatticians in 50+ countries to help democratize publishing and keep the web open.
At Automattic Mike prototypes and implements user-centered design solutions for WordPress.com. He recently worked on a new Automattic product, get.blog, where he and his team used design sprints to re-imagine what the experience of purchasing and managing a domain should look like.
Prior to Automattic, Mike worked in the higher-ed industry as Lead Web Designer & Training Resource for Royall & Company (now EAB). There he led a group of designers, providing daily creative direction in the creation of direct-marketing campaigns. He gained a background in marketing at Royall, something that shapes how he works and designs today.
Mike is a proud father of two daughters, Kyla and Clara, and a happy husband to his wife Teresa.