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Thomas Michel — Sr. Product Design Manager from Paris, France. Currently working at Payfit

Self-taught designer from Paris, France. Passionated about simplicity, I'm constantly trying to build clean and simple products to make people’s lives easier. Currently working at Payfit to establish the future of HR & Payroll tools. Formerly Lead Designer at Mention.

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Through different projects I had the chance to work on multiple projects with a human centered approach and an excellence mindset. Missions could go from a simple redesign to a complete user experience revamp.


PayFitCheck project

End of 2018 I joined the Payfit adventure to build the best Payroll & HR solution. Within few months we already hired more than 5 designers, created a Design System squad, implemented Lean Design process and worked on multiple projects that will simplify our client experience.


EligibleCheck project

I have collaborated with the incredible team at Eligible since 2016 to release their vision of medical billing platform. It has been a big project from concept to real live product on Mobile & Web. Eligible is a platform that simplify the reimbursement and the transparency of medical health in the US.


MentionCheck project

Early 2015 I joined Mention when there was only 10 employee. My main mission was to build a design team by creating new process to answer product and marketing needs. Within 4 years we built a product who simplified the media monitoring of more than 750 000 company around the world.


SoftnCheck project

Recently, I collaborated with the amazing team at Softn, a French startup who organize tailored offsite and team event. We designed an application that will be used by the participants and organizer of an offsite to get all the informations regarding activity, hospitality, schedule etc...

Driven by simplicity & excellence

I have been working for the last 4 years at as a Lead Designer. During this experience, I had the chance to manage a team, create a product/brand, implement process, hirie peoples and much more... Mention has been acquired in 2018 which marked the end of my adventure there. Besides that, I was working for multiple clients as a Freelance Designer during my spare time. Those dozen of projects gave me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone to continuously build efficient and clean product experience.

Now? I’m working as a Design Manager at Payfit. On a daily basis, I’m designing new features with a human centered approach within the product team. Beside that I conduct and maintaining our Design System while managing multiple designers by ensuring they have every elements needed to their personal developement .