About the mission

The Designership is dedicated to equipping you with all the skills and resources you need to supercharge your design career, freelance and agency journey.

Empowering you with the skills and knowledge to become a unicorn designer

The Designership is an online education portal to help designers learn real world skills and knowledge through practical, entertaining and zero-fluff courses.

Over the last 14 years Michael Wong, better known as Mizko has transitioned through his career as an in-house UX designer and lead designer. Soon after he jumped out to freelance, and due to the demand he grew his freelancing journey into a 10 full-time employees UX design agency.

Mizko Media in 2017 (Vicky, Lauren, Thomas & George)

Between 2014-2015, Mizko was also given the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading tech companies including Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. However with his passion for entrepreneurship, he decided to stay in Australia to pursue his passion in business.

Mizko co-founded a startup in 2018

In 2015 Mizko jumped out into the world of business to begin his freelance journey. Between 2015 and 2020, he scaled his freelance hustle into a 10 full-time person design agency called Mizko Media; generating over $5,000,000 in 5 years. Throughout his journey he has helped lead strategy and design for over 100+ different companies, raising $500M+ in venture capital across US, Europe and Australia.

  • World Health Organisation
  • Australian Government (Australia Energy Marketing Operator)
  • ASX Listed companies (Freelancer (ASX:FLN), OpenLearning (ASX:OL), HiPages (ASX:HPG))
  • Heavily funded startups backed by Y-Combinator, TechStars, AirTree
  • Spaceship ($250M Super Fund)
  • Zipmex ($50M+ Raised)
  • PhoneWagon (TechStars NYC / $2M+ Raised)
  • Archistar (AirTree / $6M Raised)
  • Compare and Connect
  • IAPF (International Anti-poaching Foundation)
  • Ello
  • Poncho Insurance (IAG)
  • Snappr (Y-Combinator / $2.5M+ Raised)
  • Australia Post (Australian Gov)
  • HiPages ($50M+ raised)
  • Autotrader (Acquired by eBay – Jan 2020)
  • HeyYou (15M orders processed)
  • Oneflare ($30M+ raised)
  • Freelancer (IPO)
  • Blinker
  • iSeekPlant
  • Yard Home Loans
  • BT Financial
  • Devery (Partnership with U.N World Food Programme)
  • FluentCommerce ($20M+ raised)
  • Insurance Australia Group (Leading Australian insurance)
  • AEMO (Australian Government)
  • Cluey ($10M+ Raised)
  • CommissionFactory (Boostrapped)
  • Soho App ($2M+ Raised)
  • Vital.ly
  • Adobe
  • Maqro
  • TVShow Time
  • And many more.
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe MAX Conference
  • Microsoft
  • Antler VC (Advisor)
Mizko @ Spaceship Tech Talks

A passion for education and directly impacting individuals

Mizko has always been highly engaged in the mentorship and education space. For many years, he has actively shared his learnings and experiences with the design and startup community.

He has presented at the Adobe MAX Conference, Spaceship Tech Talks, Digital Design Days, Academy Xi.

Mizko is currently a startup advisor at Antler Australia and is actively mentoring on ADPList.

You can also find him on YouTube teaching thousands of enthusiasts every week.

On a mission to empower the world with real world design knowledge and experiences

Over the last 14 years, Mizko has built a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the world of Product (UX/UI) Design, Growth Marketing and Business. His unique set of skills has enabled him to stand out and become a key figure in the product design world.

The Designership is a platform dedicated to help empower anyone around the world his practical and real-world experiences through courses and premium products.

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