Hi, I'm Matt and I am a UX consultant who helps ecommerce sites improve their design via qual and quant data. Unlike other consultants I specialise in working with growing start-ups. And I understand the challenges of designing for marketplace businesses.
I have over eight years experience as a UX designer and five years experience in the startup space, including a long stint as onefinestay's UX designer. I’ve also taught UX design workshops and courses for over three years with General Assembly.
You shouldn't design from guesswork so I utilise qualitative and quantitative data to enhance my UX design process. I have a range of methods to use when you can’t reach your users in person. Find out more about these methods in my Evidence-Based UX Design Guide.
I have been teaching a variety of courses and workshops on UX design at General Assembly in London since 2013—see my latest workshop dates here. I also share my knowledge via writing articles with a focus on practical UX design advice.
I offer a full UX design service whilst often being remotely located from my clients, where I can be most efficient. I also follow lean methods of working, which means working fast and not overburdening clients with excess deliverables. Learn more about working with me.
My favourite articles of 2016, out of the many I've read. The pieces in here have either been particularly informative or have influenced how I think.
I walk through my entire process for creating a new ebook from blog articles, covering writing, design, rewriting, launch, promotion and more.
The three simple steps designers should follow to keep both themselves and their clients enjoying the work they do.
The not-so-obvious lessons I've learned about working freelance after a year in the game.
A rundown of the things I carry with me every day to practice UX design: from the contents of my bag to the software on my laptop. Includes recommendations of some of my favourite products.
A step-by-step guide to my process and the tools I use at different stages when running data-driven UX design projects for clients.
Some of my favourite articles I've come across in 2015, on all things tech, product, and design.
A rundown of the services I use to automate my one-man design business.
My guide to how to tackle Europe's biggest tech jobs fair as a job-hunting designer. From my experience as both a successful candidate and from working on the stand for a company.
A list of great recent articles from around the web that teach the principles of user experience design, from interviewing to designing with affordances.
Where I share everything I've learned about how to put together a successful design workshop.