Hi, I'm Matt Richards
A seasoned product designer with 15+ years crafting and launching innovative websites, products, and businesses.
I started my career as a full-time designer in 2008, working my way from a marketing web designer to product UX/UI designer within a few years. Since 2016, I've spearheaded design teams in remote and in-person settings, where I've typically mentored and hired one or two junior designers.
Working closely with product and engineering teams, I've steered the creation of SaaS products, built robust design systems, and contributed in building a culture where design is valued and designers can ship their best work.
I've worked in esports, physical security, and health insurance industries. My approach involves developing user-friendly, visually appealing products guided by a research-first methodology, refining designs based on continuous user feedback.
My design process emphasizes communication, transparency, and an open exchange of ideas. I personally enjoy working alongside designers to bring their creative vision alongside business and technical leaders, validating ideas and solutions through research, and working together to craft feasible, user-friendly products. Finding the common ground between business and user goals is a product win/win, and always an exciting challenge to embrace.
Website is still a work-in-progress
I'm still working on a few more pages, adding a dark mode, and polishing the experience further. I'll be adding a blog that goes over how I developed this site shortly, it's pretty cool how it all works.