About

Hey, I’m Micah Rivera (they/them), and I’m a designer based in Oakland, CA USA

Currently, I’m a Principal Product Designer at All Turtles, where I specialize in brand and product. In my role as a senior-level IC, I lead teams from initial concept and brand strategy to MVP and beyond.

Diversity, intersectionality, and representation are my north stars. I believe all product teams should reflect the people whose lives they aim to improve. In order to create truly equitable products, the lived experiences of those impacted should be present at the table, long before product work begins.

My best work happens in flat, senior and multi-disciplinary teams that are highly collaborative, creating products with demonstrable social impact. I have a deep commitment to using my skills and acquired privilege as a leader and designer to help improve the lives of under-represented and marginalized communities. Simply put, I thrive working on products that help others.

Outside of design, I’ve dedicated my off-time to an artistic practice of lettering, sign painting, calligraphy, illustration, and tattooing.

Select clients include mmhmm, Sonora, Spot, Adobe, Facebook, Salesforce, Dolby, iRobot, Sephora, Canopy, Sweetgreen, August, Nivea, Canal+, Sodastream, Paypal, Nike SPRING Girl Effect, 500 Capp Street, Herman Miller, Samsung

Engagement

CCA - Graphic Design Thesis Reviews

Committee Member

2022

AIGA NY x Queer Design Club

Panelist

2020

Adobe - Marketo Fireside chat

Keynote speaker

2019

Queer X Design

Founder & panelist

2019

Adobe - Creative Fireside

Keynote speaker

2019

The All Turtles Podcast

Guest

S02E55

2019

ANova Hacks

Panelist & judge

2019

UC Berkeley - CMYK

Keynote speaker

2019

CCA - Transition to Professional Practice

Panelist

2017 & 2018

Experience

All Turtles

Principal Product Designer

2018-current

Hero_Digital.

Art Director

2016-2018

VBP Orange

Senior Designer

2016

Fuseproject

Senior Brand Designer

2014-16

Chronicle Books

Design Fellow - Marcomms

2014

Education

California College of Arts

BA Graphic Design

GPA honors

2013

City College of San Francisco

AA Arts & Humanities

GPA honors, valedictorian elect

2010

©Micah Rivera – 2022