Frank Migliorelli is an award-winning interaction designer and educator specializing in media-rich software and exhibit development. With a portfolio that includes children’s games and media, corporate websites, and media enhanced installations around the world, he has been a creative and innovative leader in interactive media design for a wide range of educational, institutional and corporate clients. Frank has recently joined the New York Public Library as Director of Digital Experience, a new position created to lead the development of the institution’s overall digital strategy for user experience, exhibits and educational programs. Before coming to to the New York Public Library, He taught digital media design for educational technology at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University as a Visiting Clinical Professor. His courses include “Interaction Design for Learning Environments” and “Video Games and Education” which are offered at MAGNET, NYU’s new Media and Games Network facility in Brooklyn. He also taught exhibit and children’s media design at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts.
Since 2011, he led a design collective with a focus on experience and interactive media design. His projects include designing the online and mobile applications for a traveling exhibit on sustainability in Europe, a hands-on science and technology center for a new school in New York City, and most recently, the redesign of the children’s library and junior “maker space” at the United Nations International School. Frank has worked with the World Science Festival, founded by physicist Dr. Brian Greene, to develop a series of digital products and educational initiatives for teaching and promoting science awareness across a wider, public audience. Last September, Frank and his team designed and launched the web-based application “The Life of Man”, in celebration of Esquire Magazine’s 80th anniversary which was awarded “Best Online Micro-Site/App” by Event Design Magazine.
From 2000 to 2011, Frank was the Senior Vice President of Design at ESI Design, a leading experience design firm based in New York City. Under his leadership, the firm produced award winning exhibits and projects for museums, Fortune 500 clients, and a range of non-profit and NGO agencies. Under his creative direction, the firm was awarded the gold medal for educational media by both the American Association of Museums and the W3 awards for their work on an interactive website for the JFK Presidential Library. While technology has been at the center of his career, Frank also has published a host of children’s music for a leading educational software company, scored soundtracks for video games and television commercials. He occasionally drags a group of musicians out of the garage and into a local bar to bang out a few tunes for grown-ups also…