I help clients understand their audiences through research and prioritize messages and desired responses. Most design decisions follow from that.
Information design & architecture deliverables are blueprints for site structure, functionality, content modeling and interaction behaviors. Firmly grounded in discovery and research, they prioritize goals, content strategy and usability.
Good visual design works in service of established goals. From macroaesthetics to fine details, design establishes visual priorities, reflects brand attributes and delights and resonates with the user.
In web and print, illustration & data visualization help set the tone and make information more engaging & memorable.
I am experienced in writing front end languages and communicate static designs to code with seamless ability.
I've managed small web design projects, and can deliver in a timely manner and within budget.
In my downtime I enjoy snowboarding, camping, rock climbing & staying active. Some hobbies include electronic music production, science fiction novels and a lifelong commitment to my traditional Japanese body suit(irezumi).
I am an avid admirer of Swiss Design.
I have a passion for mid-century modern furniture and art.
I picked up mechanic skills because I love to learn how things work.
I once won second in Washington state for color photography.
Matt came up with brilliant ideas and was able to generate an array of delightful designs that significantly improved the overall user experience. Matt always had a solution ready, from great responsive tables that scaled from phone to desktop, to smart ways to filter the data and insert new one, just to mention a few. Matt was able to quickly understand what we could deliver on schedule and provided tradeoffs and adjustments to the original designs in a timely manner, without compromising the quality of the experience. The final experience looked highly professional, the number of clicks to execute an action was drastically reduced and our team was eventually able to support all relevant screen resolutions.
Matt is a cheerful, approachable guy that is very well versed in his area of expertise and possesses the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a dev team. I am confident that Matt would be a great asset to any team who is seeking an experienced UX designer.
I hired Matt to build my Identity as a Photographer while I was attending Seattle Central Community College. He was responsive to what I was looking for and blew me out of the water when I saw his ideas come to life and the options he gave for logo and web design. Everything flowed together nicely from the logo, to the color scheme and the entire theme of my identity was exactly what I was going for.
Full of creativity, Matt was wonderful to work with and an amazingly talented designer. He always gave 110% to his design work which not only looked great but made for an ideal user experience. Matt is a very thoughtful designer, always making sure he's assessed every aspect of each project and he would always bring new ideas and concepts to the table. I would jump at the chance to work with Matt again as he is one of the most proactive and focused designers I've worked with.