Mikias Lema

Seattle , WA

Hey, I'm mikias (Mickey). Student at the University of Washington studying Informatics (specializing in Human Computer Interaction). I love designing things that can help people at the interpersonal level and creatively solve their problems.

I’m an open-minded guy with an unconventional approach to design. My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to find points of tension behind the idea I’ve been assigned or am interested in. I do several iterations on each point and usually end up refining the one I find most controversial. I never limit myself to just one creative field - always pushing to design anything and explore new boundaries. I’m constantly evolving, learning and growing so you can expect that working with me is going to be a fun and exciting ride.


In my spare time I enjoy

  • Brainstorming on new ideas and quickly sketching them out
  • Learning new prototyping skills and refining the ones I already have
  • Reading the design thinking process of budding designers on Medium
  • Getting inspired by projects on Behance, Dribble, and Instagram
  • Playing and watching soccer with friends (Manutd Fan)
  • Listening to music and updating my Spotify playlist



  • User Research
  • Persona Creation
  • Semi-Structured Interviews
  • Collaborative
  • Team Player
  • Optimistic
  • Bilingual


  • XD
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Figma
  • Illustrator, Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Infomation Architecture
  • Card Sorting
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Sketching
  • Cultural Probes
  • Graphic Design


  • JavaScript
  • React
  • jQuery
  • AWS
  • SQL
  • JAVA
  • Git
  • Node
  • R
  • Tableau

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