David Michaels

BS at University of Wisconsin-Madison



I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Madison. I created my own major titled Entrepreneurship, Design, and Technological Change. I believe that large organizations can -and should be- fiercely innovative. I graduated in the Spring of 2013 and moved to Chicago in order to look for an awesome place to work.

Work History

2012 present
Wisconsin Union Visual Media Manager

Event photography and videography as well as media archiving and education.

Aug 2011 May 2012
WUD Publications Committee Digital Media Coordinator

Working to help journals expand into digital distribution through multiple avenues.

2011 2012
Wisconsin Union Creative Team Intern

Working on a long term social media initiative within the Wisconsin Union to better connect with students and Alumni. Involved graphic design, writing, photography, brainstorming, documentation, and research.

Sep 2009 Dec 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison DoIT HelpDesk Technician

Diagnosing and fixing hardware problems with customers computers. Administering computer kiosks across campus.

2009 present
Obsedis Technologies Co-Founder and Hardware Lead

A hodgepodge of various tasks associated with bringing an RFID tag based theft deterrent/asset tracking system to market.


Jan 2008 May 2013
Jan 2008
Entrpreneurship, Design, and Technological Change


  • Computer Repair
  • Digital Publishing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Skiing
  • Technology Analysis
  • Writing


  • Design Studies 642: Taste
  • Mechanical Engineering 549: Product Design
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering 349: Human Factors Engineering
  • Design Studies 501: History of Interiors II
  • Marketing 300: Marketing Management
  • Management and Human Resources 365: Entrepreneurship in Business
  • Zoology 504: Statistical Animal Modeling
  • Math 234: Multivariate Calculus
  • Math 319: Differential Equations
  • Physics 202: General Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics 311: Lagrangian Mechanics
  • Physics 205: Modern Physics for Engineers
  • Statistics 224: Statistics for Engineers
  • Engineering Professional Development 275: Technical Presentations
  • Philosophy 243: Ethics in Business
  • Physics 205: Modern Physics
  • History of Science 222: Technology and Social Change in History
  • Political Science 473: Public Opinion
  • Psychology 225: Experimental Psychology