I had the privilege of working with Matt as the UI/UX Designer at Proversity and Virtual Academies, where I am currently the Chief Technology Officer. Matt was responsible for user interface and experience design of both web and mobile applications. His duties included graphic design, branding, wireframing and prototyping applications, along with planning, overseeing and reporting on all user/usability testing. He is an exemplary employee who always brings a calm perspective into any situation. He has a fantastic work ethic and approaches tasks with a combination of creativity and strong analytical thinking. He always took the initiative to get involved and worked to ensure the quality of both process and production. His output was consistently outstanding. I can attest to the fact that he has excellent interpersonal communication skills and was equally effective independently as he was in collaboration with the team, other departments, clients and suppliers. Furthermore, he showed a capacity for management that I would be remiss not to mention. I certainly believe that, given the chance, he would have both the attitude and ability to lead. Matt is an experienced, skilled and dedicated employee who will do well in any venture. I can recommend him wholeheartedly.
Matthew is a ridiculously efficient, multi-talented, multi-multidisciplinary designer, with a passion for user centred design. I worked with him during my time at Curately (by Piccing, inc), from May 2016 - October 2017. Starting off as a Digital Designer, we quickly realised his technical know-how lent himself well to a frontend designer role. During this time, he did not hesitate to get his hands stuck into some great interaction designs, and ultimately leading to his current position as a user experience designer. His broad knowledge on a variety of creative mediums, from audio engineering to animation combined with his ability to consistently deliver high-quality work, diligently and rapidly, makes him an extremely invaluable asset to any team.
Matt’s focus on the user’s needs, motivations and goals makes him a great asset on any UX project. He has excellent work ethic, is a great team player and can take charge of projects. Matt is passionate about his craft and is a true champion of the user!
Kalahari.com - online retailer
South Africa's biggest online retailer at the time. I was a visual designer within the UX department. Responsible for ideation, conceptual designs, campaign designs and splash pages (CSS & HTML) 2014 - 2015
Curately social retail platform
An image based social media platform that incorporates product recommendation through embedded media within the images. Responsible for: Front-end design, UX design, Wireframing, Prototyping and Asset management. 2016 - 2018
Houston EdX app (SAAS)
A SAAS based app designed while I was at Proversity. Providing a host of services for people hosting their own education platform on EdX. Push notifications, Student identification, Media transcoding, Catalogue management, Automated app deployment and more... 2018 - 2019
Viper e-learning Platform
An immersive, remote-based e-learning platform geared towards teaching teams in a blended learning style. Responsibilities included Research, Ideation, UX design, Prototyping and UI design. 2018 - 2019
CoCT Contravention app
A digital solution aimed to automate and reduce the time spent on the issuing of fines. Rolled out to Traffic, Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Fire & Rescue. Responsible for Ideation, Wireframes, UX design, Research, UI design, CSS styling and presenting solutions to business. Also member of the Design Authority board overseeing the UX and UI components of all internal applications coming out of the city. 2019 - present