My company, Selected, has been a client of Matt's for the past several years, so we've worked very closely together during that time. He's seen the company grow and change so much over the years, from a fledgling startup to scaling to the point of acquisition. Matt was a huge factor in our evolution, and we owe SO much to his genius.
Finding the right designer to work with can be challenging, and we interviewed many. There was something different about Matt. Due to the quality of his portfolio, we knew his work would be outstanding. However, that on its own is not always enough—a truly fantastic designer listens well and seeks to understand his client's needs, and actively partners in creating outcomes. Matt was immediately welcoming, down-to-earth, and accommodating—his demeanor and collaborative nature put us at ease. That never changed.
Working with Matt over the past several years has been a true pleasure, and a master class in UX/UI/design best practices and principles. I've learned so much from him in such a short period, as has my team, and for even that alone, we are truly grateful. Aside from this, his brilliance allowed us to level up and even triple up on the quality of our platform's design—which in turn led to significant, tangible returns on investment. Our site traffic and critical conversion points skyrocketed. Our users were happier, and so was our team. He helped us develop a north star of design principles for our site as well as reusable figma models for each of our major component types and pages, allowing us to make subsequent changes independently much more readily. Importantly, he also mentored and coached one of our team members on how to do the same. You'd think that most contracted designers wouldn't want to do this as it would reduce reliance on them, but again, Matt is different. We could prioritize our time with him on high-level design consulting and have our own trained team member execute the bulk of the design decisions. His contributions also cut our front-end engineering work in half—all of the necessary design specs were already accounted for.
Honestly, I could go on and on, but TL;DR—Matt has been an invaluable asset to our team and personally, and as such is someone I foresee returning to time and again wherever I go over the course of my career. He's that good. I would hire and/or work with him again in a second. Wherever he goes, success will follow.