About me

Designer with 12+ years professional experience. I work with users to understand how to improve existing products or find market opportunities for new ones. I help companies visualize and test concepts with a focus on application design in the educational technology market. Comfortable gathering requirements, documenting specifications, working with product owners, stakeholders, engineers, and quality assurance. Interested in assisting companies and startups with roadmap and concept visualization through design and research.

Matthew currently works in the Product Strategy organization at Texas Instruments as a UX Designer conducting user and market research, exploring new product concepts, prototyping, and storyboarding. While at TI, Matt has held several roles, ranging from UI & Visual Designer, to Product Development Manager.

Prior to working at Texas Instruments, Matt worked at FutureNext Consulting and Global Cloud Limited as a designer for web and interactive applications.

Matt graduated from Miami University with a B.F.A in Design in 1999. Originally from Cincinnati, Matt now lives in St. Louis with his wife and two children.

In addition to referring to himself in the third person, Matt enjoys playing golf, picking stocks, fishing, canoeing, and learning about new ways to solve problems with technology.


Wireframing & Storyboards Rapid Prototyping Visual Design Usability Testing Product Management HTML/Javascript/CSS PHP/MySQL


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