Hi, I'm Matthew!

I'm a thinker, writer, product designer, and design strategist living in San Francisco. I help product teams and entrepreneurs at companies of all sizes, think through their products at all stages of development. I specialize in developing design systems, optimizing features, and looking at how to work with the end-user to create a better product. 

As a product design consultant, I worked at Leade.rs, where along with the co-founders, we built a platform to discover the next generation of great speakers for events like TED, the Global Economic Summit, and Leade.rs events. I also worked at Telmate, where I created a product design team to overhaul all their consumer products and leverage usability research to understand their target audience better.

Prior to San Francisco, I lived in Washington, D.C., where I worked for Blackboard as a conceptional designer for the executive leadership team. And before that, I designed interactive patient interfaces for hospital systems throughout the United States at GetWellNetwork.

Interests

I love to travel and experience new cultures, people, and food. I share many of my adventures in photos and through Twitter. I'm working on the next draft of a travel memoir where I go into greater detail about my travels. It's expected to be published in 2020.

Currently, I'm re-learning Python, developing algorithmic trading strategies, and understanding Machine Learning (ML) and its application for consumer-facing products and services, especially in finance. I've also become proficient at trading derivatives, both futures and equity options.

If you have design and product strategy opportunities or want to talk about travel and finance, send me an email, and we can meet for tea to discuss more. Some of my work and case studies can be found in my portfolio, along with my resume.