Michael-Owen Liston

Visiting Faculty
Country: Canada

Michael is a designer who is passionate about the intersection of human needs, technology, and activism. He currently works as an interaction and service design consultant, alongside  independent project work. Michael’s previous clients and partners include the New York Public Library, and SickKids Hospital in Toronto.

As a creative and critical generalist, Michael loves wrangling with the full spectrum of the designer’s toolkit, from strategic people-craft, to the not-so-fuzzy front end of the web, but believes deep listening and storytelling are the pillars of his practice.

Prior to entering the design field, Michael toured and recorded as a freelance double bassist for over a decade. He also worked at frontline mental health and harm reduction projects in both Vancouver and Toronto, including InSite, North America’s first supervised injection site. He graduated from CIID in 2015.