Michael Cheng

Work Experience

User Interface Engineer Zazzle

5/2011 – Present, New York, NY
Implement a responsive design on fundamental features and components, ensuring that users on both mobile and desktops have a rich user experience throughout the site. Improve the flexibility of Zazzle's image grid by building them into extensible components using .NET controls and UIZE JavaScript framework. Develop a standard to view, filter, and export tabular data while providing a seamless user experience with AJAX. Build UI for the social features where users can like products and create wishlists. Support engineers using CSS to style pages that follow Zazzle's style guide and precisely execute mockups.

User Interface Engineer Zazzle

2/2006 – 5/2011, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Lead engineer in integrating with partners such as Disney and Star Wars into the Zazzle platform. Implemented features to help users manage their stores and to empower them in fully customizing their storefronts. Built the user flow that convert usernames to be based on emails. Created client-side applications by developing new widgets and extending existing ones that interact together.

Web Designer/Developer Metareward

11/2004 – 2/2006, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Created lead generations that collected quality information with JavaScript and server-side form validation. Introduced CSS and semantic HTML to create reusable code snippets. Developed a template system to improve efficiency and scalability of lead generation projects.

Web Master University of Texas, Dept. of Electrical Engineering

10/2002 – 5/2004, Austin, TX
Overhauled the department's site design to reveal important information and improve usability. Responsible for running the site from the presentation layer to the database. Developed a lobby signage in ActionScript displaying departmental news and professor contact information.



University of Texas at Austin

B.S. Electrical Engineering, August 2004.


Web Design Intern National Instruments

7/2000 – 8/2000, Austin, TX
Developed an interactive recruiting brochure through all production stages from designing the graphics to writing the ActionScript. This project has served as a benchmark for subsequent brochures.