Mike LaJoie

Mike is a visual designer with a technical bent that allows him to solve complicated design workflow tasks while maintaining design esthetic. He has worked on projects at Microsoft over the last 12 years which include icons for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012, Connected Car, and Windows 10. Mike currently creates the Windows 10, Xbox, and Emoji icon fonts. He established the MDL2 “Em square” font workflow for the Windows 10 mono-stroke glyphs to facilitate a common design, production and implementation structure to ensure consistent line weight throughout the system. He also created a color font workflow for Emoji that allows for all the color tables to be created with scripting. When he’s not creating icon fonts he can be found watching anything Star Wars, playing Xbox, or composing Depeche Mode covers on the computer.