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David Mikula



Radical Creativity
Happy Teams

Beloved Experiences










Currently
  1. Taking a year off. Resting, playing, spending time with nature.

  2. Exploring what’s new in UE5 + working through concepts to de-clunk Web3 identity management.

  3. Opening a vinyl bar / game store and saving turtles in the Hudson Valley.

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Previously
Directed award-winning products, games, and entertainment. 

Built conscious and sustainable experiences for influential companies, artists, and social movements.

Designed interaction models and concepts that power the modern web.

Directed films now archived by the Library of Congress.

Worked with the godfather of computer vision to develop full body AR lenses.

Personally challenged Jeff Bezos to save the planet.
Led greenfield innovation that fundamentally transformed orgs.

Developed performance and growth frameworks, and led organizational design for large teams.

Designed creative experiences that found a home in the MoMA archives.

Built silly and sentient robots, pianos, and artichokes.

Imagined the future of multi-ability sports and spectatorship in outer space.

Helped overturn unjust laws in New York state.









Bio
David Mikula is a design leader based in New York and Los Angeles.

For more than 16 years, he’s driven innovation and creative excellence for influential companies and social movements—turning nascent ideas into meaningful products and lasting change.

Rooted in research and originality, David’s approach to leadership inspires teams to design experiences that are profoundly relevant and accessible. To shape strategy, he nurtures a culture of feedback and accelerates progress by supporting those willing to step out of their comfort zone.

Along with being a highly regarded people manager, David is a practicing designer, artist, and educator. He has experience leading greenfield innovation, scaling happy teams, designing for immersion, building equitable systems, and unifying product with brand.

As an established public speaker, he presents on the topics of design ethics, the importance of play, and how to build creative confidence.

He’s a very friendly beardo, always open to a chat or beverage. Give him a shout.

david@mikula.co · @mikula