Mike Buzzard

Google | Design Manager


Biography | Mike Buzzard is a design leader at Google who primarily focuses on operational and organisational aspects of design community and culture inside and outside of the company. Prior to Google, Mike co-founded Cuban Council, a brand, design and development services company known for works in tech, entertainment, lifestyle, and government. Some of Mike's previous clients include Google, Tom Waits, Facebook, Francis Ford Coppola, Evernote, NASA, Old Spice, and Facebook. Mike has spoken at, co-produced, and sponsored a variety design-centered conferences and workshops, has driven digital product design curriculum within higher education, has co-authored a book on web development, and has contributed to various creative community efforts worldwide since starting his career as a self-taught web developer in 1996.

About Google | Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. 

About Mike at Google | Co-leads a horizontal team that nurtures and empowers the greater design community and culture within Google–themes range from vision and execution, internal/external engagement, and talent & hiring. As a member of Google's UX team, Mike is focused on aspects of qualitative design excellence through various projects across his self-defined tenets of community, culture, talent, and partnerships.

Mikes Skills
• Design Management
• Design hiring and career development
• Design partnership management and consulting
• Design education evangelism
• Web, GUI, and VUI development

Advice you can get from Mike
• How to focus your work
• How to uplevel your work and narrative to a wider audience
• How and where to target growth of hard and soft skills