A Design & Innovation Studio.
MaybeForYou. is the studio of Michael Hagel, who with a network of trusted creatives and engineers help ambitious companies solve problems, deliver value, and leverage design to build a better future.
At the intersection of business, design, and technology, MaybeForYou blends strategic thinking with hands-on expertise to help businesses and internal teams design meaningful products and services.
Founded in 2007, MaybeForYou has spent over a decade helping hundreds of clients design engaging experiences, products, and services. With a foundation revolving around design thinking, we produce work that is simple, elegant, and easy to use.
We’ve intentionally structured our studio to be a little bit different. For years, we housed a full-time team in our Atlanta office. Although in 2016 we decided to shift to a fully remote-based “Hollywood” model. Now, rather than employing a large full-time staff in a single office, MaybeForYou works with a deep network of industry professionals and strategic partners to “cast” the right team based on the unique needs of each project. Allowing you to work with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, foster collaboration across multiple disciplines, and eliminating expensive and time-consuming inefficiencies.
This shift in working allows MaybeForYou to remain small and focused on building a better company, not just a bigger one. As a team of only senior-level professionals, we’re able to accomplish more with less. Providing greater flexibility, technology agnostic solutions, and a results-driven purpose that delivers projects on time and within budget.
Behind every great product, there’s a great team. We run things the way we do so we can build the best team possible for your project. However, it’s not just our team, we value the knowledge, experience, and expertise you and your team bring to the table too. When we work as one, we’re able to better tackle the problems of today while designing a better tomorrow.
Our childlike curiosity drives us to ask meaningful questions and uncover the “why” that drives the work we do. This form of exploration allows us to dig deeper into your business’s and user’s challenges, ensuring the solutions we create provide a real impact for people and your organization.
There’s a human being behind every screen – not just an abstract ‘user,’ but a real person who interacts with your product or service for a specific reason. Putting people at the center of the things we design, ensures we focus on solving the right problem and build meaningful and purposeful solutions.
Clear communication is a necessity for great work. It makes it possible to build trust, nurture relationships, and increases productivity, innovation, and cross-pollination between your team and ours. We know a big part of this is listening carefully and being receptive to feedback. Ensuring everyone’s voice is welcome and heard, allows us build stronger partnerships.
Keep It Simple
We’re firm believers that design doesn’t have to be complicated to be innovative, and we’re obsessed with making software that is both powerful and easy to use. We strive to design solutions that are beautiful, accessible, and easy to use and understand. Brining people joy with the task at hand and leaving them with a great impression when they’re done.
About Michael Hagel
Michael Hagel is the Founder and Principal Designer of MaybeForYou. Over the past two decades, Michael has partnered with organizations all over the world to help deliver innovative products and services. Michael has a passion for crafting solutions that connect people and bring meaningful change to their lives.Connect with Michael on LinkedIn
We’re not in it for the awards…
Although it’s always nice to win them! Our focus on every project is to deliver results. Throughout the years, these results have received recognition from industry peers, organizations, and have been featured in various publications.
For over a decade we’ve been honing and evolving our process. At its core is a focus on people. People who are not abstract ‘users’ but real human beings who interact with and use your products and services. Providing a better understanding of their needs, so we can design meaningful, impactful, and successful products and services.
Ways We Can Work Together.
Rather than a one-size-fits-all solution, MaybeForYou offers three methods of working together based on the unique needs of your project and team.
For projects with a targeted mission and deadline, our project-based approach is a perfect fit. Based on our design methodology this is an end-to-end solution for bringing ideas to reality.
Fractional & Retained Services.
For organizations needing to augment and scale your existing team, our fractional and retained services model provides ongoing research, strategy, design, and leadership support.
Workshops & Trainings.
From workshops and Design Sprint facilitation to consulting services around specific aspects of the design process, we help your team improve the way they concept, design, and build products.