Education

University of San Francisco

Class of 2014

  • B.A., Design
  • 2012-2014 Dean's Honor Roll
References

Ian Pollock

New Media Educator / Artist

“I had the pleasure of having Matt as a student in my class at USF. Matt was a highly self-motivated and self-learning individual who brought a lot of enthusiasm and skill to the class. During the course of my class, Matt pushed his skills far beyond where he started and the requirements of the course, asked meaningful questions, and made himself available as a tutor to other students, sometimes at the expense of his own work. Matt excelled at every level and rose to every challenge in this class and I am confident that he would succeed and add value to any project he choses to apply himself to.”

Skills & Tools

Experience

Designer

Scoot

June 2016 - Present

  • Primary Roles:
  • UX/UI Design
  • Front-end Development
  • Using user researching, data-driven testing, and rapid prototyping, I design experiences for riders in our network of shared electric vehicles. I work with our engineers, marketing team, and product team to enhance each area of the Scoot product.

UI/UX Designer

Gap Inc.

June 2015 - June 2016

  • Primary Roles:
  • Interface Design
  • User Research
  • As the lead designer across multiple applications, I am responsible for developing and maintaining modern user interfaces. I collaborate with several different departments to manage design tasks and stories, create user flows and wireframes, build web-based prototypes, and analyze user/team feedback. I also work closely with developers in an agile environment to implement and merge front-end enhancements to web applications.
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Leif Nygaard

Senior Product Manager

“I've been working with Matt for only four months, but in that time he's demonstrated exceptional skills. Matt is unique in his ability to thrive in an Agile development environment, which is often challenging for UX designers. He spreads his time between multiple projects and is able to juggle competing priorities with ease. Most recently, I asked Matt to conceptualize a full UX redesign and he delivered a functional prototype well ahead of, and above, my expectations. Matt would be a valuable addition to any organization in need of UX/UI expertise.”

Interaction Designer

Everlane

Feb 2015 - April 2015

  • Primary Roles:
  • Prototyping
  • Interaction Design
  • I was hired as a contractor to assist the Everlane design team with their web presence and mobile app. I worked on improving their current shopping experience and adding new features to their web product. I used modern prototyping tools like Sketch and Framer Studio to effectively communicate designed interactions to stakeholders such as designers, management, and engineers.
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Freelance Designer

San Francisco, CA

June 2012 - Feb 2015

  • Primary Roles:
  • Visual Design
  • Web Development
  • I have worked with a variety of media to craft engaging products and experiences in traditional and digital formats. I have collaborated with a wide range of clients from non-profits, entrepreneurs, start-ups, universities, to multi-national corporations.
  • Clients include:
  • Everlane, Clinkle, IDL Worldwide x Nike, PicnicHealth, Revolver Yoga,University of San Francisco, Quesada Gardens Initiative, Inside River Art Studio, and Walla Walla Acupuncture.
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Web Designer

BAMM.tv

May 2014 - March 2015

  • Primary Roles:
  • Web Development
  • Visual Design
  • When I was hired as a web designer in May 2014, I was assigned the task of enhancing the online experience for business-to-business interactions. In this role, I have continued to develop my skills as a 'hybrid' designer by creating delightful digital experiences with traditional static graphics and dynamic prototypes via HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Designer

Graphics Center

Jan 2013 - May 2014

  • Primary Roles:
  • Graphic Design
  • Publication Design
  • A designer at the Graphic Center takes on projects from various student organizations at University of San Francisco. Due to the fast turnaround of on-campus events and activites, these jobs are always finished in a timely manner. I have designed unique apparel, posters, and other stationary for clubs and students groups on campus. I also redesigned the Graphics Center's website, focusing on usability and a responsive layout for multiple devices.

Design Intern

USF Marketing Dept.

May 2013 - Sept 2013

  • Primary Role:
  • Publication Design
  • In the summer of 2013, I was an Intern at the USF Publication Department at the Office of Communications & Marketing. I created and updated print and digital projects under the supervision of the creative director. I was immersed in an agency style environment where I had the oppertunity to work alongside account managers, copywriters, and other designers. We developed captivating print projects that reflect the integrity of the USF graphic identity.