"It has been a joy to work with
Michael Barnes. His ability to sort through the intricacies and depths
of complex information is, at times, staggering. But Mike's true
strengths lie in his ability to cross disciplines into information
design and think creatively. He has been a huge asset to all of our
"Throughout his tenure with our organization, Michael excelled in his ability to adapt to new situations and better the people around him through superior teamwork, problem solving and communication skills. Mike was asked to lead the information architecture component of the largest project ever taken on by Imagesmith. In the end, both the client and a very nervous CEO were pleased because of Mike's steady, intelligent work. Mike's greatest strength is his ability to learn new things and improve himself and those around him through collaboration, education and learning from his past experiences. Mike has improved the processes of this organization. By understanding contextually how his work impacted others, he opened new lines of communication and collaboration, furthering the quality of the final product. The lessons he applied were then shared throughout the organization, improving product quality across the board."
"I had the privilege of working with Michael Barnes for four years. As Associate Director of Admissions Outreach at UC Santa Cruz, Mike was an astute leader with excellent project management skills. He is able to arrive at innovative solutions to business problems, then move a team of personnel through the steps that it takes to implement the solutions. I would recommend him for any public- or private-sector position."