Designer, Front-end Developer & Mentor

I design and code beautifully simple things, and I love what I do.

Hi, I’m Matt. Nice to meet you.

Since beginning my journey as a freelance designer nearly 8 years ago, I've done remote work for agencies, consulted for startups, and collaborated with talented people to create digital products for both business and consumer use. I'm quietly confident, naturally curious, and perpetually working on improving my chops one design problem at a time.

Designer

I value simple content structure, clean design patterns, and thoughtful interactions.

Things I enjoy designing:

UX, UI, Web, Mobile, Apps, Logos

Design Tools:

  • Balsamiq Mockups
  • Figma
  • Invision
  • Marvel
  • Pen & Paper
  • Sketch
  • Webflow
  • Zeplin

Front-end Developer

I like to code things from scratch, and enjoy bringing ideas to life in the browser.

Languages I speak:

HTML, Pug, Slim, CSS, Sass, Less

Dev Tools:

  • Atom
  • Bitbucket
  • Bootstrap
  • Bulma
  • Codekit
  • Codepen
  • Github
  • Gitlab
  • Terminal

Mentor

I genuinely care about people, and love helping fellow designers work on their craft.

Experiences I draw from:

UX/UI, Product design, Freelancing

Mentor Stats:

  • 4.5 years experience
  • 26 short courses
  • 40 bootcamps
  • 125+ students
  • 1,300+ mentor sessions
  • 60+ group critiques
  • 10,500+ comments

My Recent Work

Here are a few design projects I've worked on recently. Want to see more? Email me.

High-end, custom residential renovaters serving Fraser Valley homeowners.

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Uniting First Nations culture and community through winter sports competition.

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Blockchain pioneers bringing transparency, trust, and security to supply.

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Business savvy tech experts helping forward thinking companies get things done.

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Vancouver's tower crane rental service and support leader since 1974.

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Results-oriented, responsive and flexible full service civil engineering firm.

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I'm proud to have collaborated with some awesome companies:

My Startup Projects

I'm a bit of a digital product junky. Over the years, I've used hundreds of web and mobile apps in different industries and verticals. Eventually, I decided that it would be a fun challenge to try designing and building my own.

Next level plug and play chassis systems for custom do-it-yourself lightsaber builds.

In development

Simple feedback and engagement tools for teams that want to build and ship winning products.

In development

A powerful, easy-to-configure form backend for designers and developers. No coding required.

www.usebasin.com

Beautifully simple websites for independent distributors of Young Living Essential Oils.

www.ylbuilders.com

A collaborative tool for creating simple, effective user personas for design projects.

www.userforge.com

A space and member management solution for coworking communities both big and small.

Shutdown in 2017

Interested in collaborating or investing?

I’m always open to discussing product design work or partnership opportunities.

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Testimonials

People I've worked with have said some nice things...

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Interested in working together? We should queue up a chat. I’ll buy the coffee.