My formula is simple: gather requirements, produce user stories and use cases, iterate paper sketches, draw low fidelity wire frames, create beautiful high fidelity mockups that incorporate the visual design.
Today's mobile platforms present a new set of challenges to designers and require a different design approach. I understand the issues and have experience designing apps for both tablets and smartphones.
I have extensive experience defining the look and feel of applications down to the pixel, and then providing drawings to engineering calling out all aspects of the design from colors to spacing.
My designs have been placed on objects including signs & banners, t-shirts, bumper stickers, DVDs, and even surfboards in industries ranging from software to entertainment to environmental organizations.
I have tons of experience designing graphics for different types of print media. I have worked with printers and industrial painters to make sure that designs end up not only meeting but exceeding customer expectations.
I know your logo is your brand & it should say something about your business. Together we'll create a unique statement that separates you from the competition and works on a variety of digital & print media.
"There are a few people you come across in your career who are 'game changers' - Matt is one of them. He is a force for good and for change supporting it with his actions, his words, and his work product." - Mike Harding
"Matt is a great person to work with. He has excellent design skills and a passion for user centered design. He can effectively communicate the UX vision to our engineers, even through adversity." - Amanda Lyons
"Matt's vision and creativity is coupled with a solid engineering background to give him a breadth of insight that few designers have in today's market. He works shoulder-to-shoulder with the team to make sure the best design and customer experience gets delivered." - Connie Weiss
"I am impressed by Matt's ease to work with, being very supportive as a senior colleague, excellent design eye with his strong engineer background, enthusiasm for user experience design, and attention to detail." - Xiaomin Jiang
I specialize in and feel passionately about user experience and design. Having always worked on customer facing features and product areas has taught me that usability and UX are the most important aspects of any product.
Besides UX and visual design, I also have extensive experience designing motion graphics and titles, and editing video.
I'm an itinerant photographer and sometime writer. I would say I’m a genius, but I had to spell check genius.
Specialties: Visual Design, UI design, Usability, User Experience, Agile, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Java, Application Frameworks.
When I'm not working, you can often find me cooking food that my cardiologist assures me I should not eat, and reading. I currently live in northern California with my ridiculously understanding girlfriend Rina, daughter Kyra and our dogs, Sadie and Krypto.