Michael Lee

Michael Lee

Lead Product Designer in San Francisco, CA


Currently designing AI products at Knoetic with management responsibilities. I also teach product design at AAU.

Side Projects

AI experiments

I've been exploring different use cases with AI, from assistants to design tools and more.

SwiftUI experiments

I enjoy exploring ideas using SwiftUI. Here are some examples of things I built using SwiftUI.

Figma experiments

I've been exploring and building some Figma plugins to understand more about Figma plugins. The goal is to eventually build more Figma plugins that would be a core part of my workflow.

Metrics calculator

I made this simple app that helps convert numbers to the metric system.


I explored a way for readers to read content on their devices using their eyes to navigate as well as to get the definition of a word by focusing on that word.


I explored some ways to interact with the phone using various gestures


A prototype I made in 2017, I wanted to prototype an AI concept that understood my level of proficiency for any given topic and helped guide me on what to learn next.


Genie AI Personas at Knoetic

A feature I worked on to let users adjust the persona of their AI to get different types of responses

Genie AI Prompts at Knoetic

I worked on Genie Prompts in order to help educate our users on how to use AI in their work

Genie AI Insights at Knoetic

A feature I worked on where we surface insights and action items to our customers based on their data.

Sol Reader iOS app at Sol

I helped the Sol team design their first iOS app for the Sol reader.

Disco Audiences at Disco Network

A product I led design on called Disco Audiences which is an ad tool to help brands find relevant shoppers through the Disco network.

Work Experience

2023 — Now
New York, NY

I currently lead design on our AI and analytics products as well as managing a senior product designer.

2019 — Now
San Francisco, CA

I teach part time graduate level product design courses at AAU with a curriculum I built that focuses a lot on visual design and hi-fidelity prototyping.

2021 — 2022
San Francisco, CA

I led design on various products at Disco as well as explored experimental data visualization products.

2020 — 2021

I was the first full time design hire at Findem. I led design across a variety of products and sourced and hired our design team. I also managed a team of 3 other designers.

2018 — 2020
Senior Product Designer at Pivotal (acquired by VMware)
San Francisco, CA
2016 — 2018
San Francisco, CA


2011 — 2013
Political Economy at UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA