Director of Internet Product & Design
Michael Holzer is an interaction designer, product strategist and product manager. His experience encompasses desktop and mobile apps, including social media, e-commerce, marketing and promotional websites. His specialties are maintaining the coherence of user experience across a broad range of products and services, and ensuring that design and development continually adhere to business objectives.Michael is currently the Director of Product and Design at Zvents where he leads the user experience efforts for all Zvents products. In addition, he designs and manages Zvents social products, focusing on the event lifecycle, event recommendations, and user acquisition.
Previously, Michael was Mobile Product Lead for Xobni, a startup creating advanced search and social features for Microsoft Outlook. He led product and design efforts for Xobni’s mobile products including the their BlackBerry client, Xobni Enterprise and Xobni Gadgets. As User Experience Design Manager at Yahoo!, Michael provided interaction design and management for Yahoo! Groups, Messenger and other community-based projects (over 100 million end users.)
Michael has also taught in the M.F.A. program at the Academy of Art, San Francisco. An avid cyclist and skateboarder, Michael was a Co-founder and Creative Director at Cyclocross Magazine.