Matt McMillan

Boston Area

I am a design leader with a proven track record for creating beautiful mobile and web experiences. I love collaborating cross-functionally and working closely with amazing teams to design products that people will enjoy.

Work Experience

  • Talla

    VP of Design|Jan, 2016May, 2018

    Talla is an early-stage VC backed startup, looking to automate tasks for enterprise companies using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and chatbots.

    • Created complicated conversational interfaces, users flows, and experiences across multiple projects and chat platforms.
    • Managed multiple UX and UI designers across several marketing and product initiatives.
    • Consistently delivered high-quality designs for the marketing team including banners, handouts, and display tables.
    • Helped to quickly define and deliver quality user experiences in order to determine the best path forward
  • Drync

    Creative Director|Jun, 2014Dec, 2015

    Drync is an iOS application that allows users to scan wine labels to learn, rate, and even purchase wine to be delivered to their door.

    • Brought on to help completely over-haul the UX/UI of the iOS app, web, and mobile web experiences.
    • Worked closely with iOS developers on interactions, animations, and transitions in order to take create an engaging experience.
    • Delivered eye-catching signage, stickers, and displays that were used to elevate brand awareness inside of wine and liquor stores across the country.
    • Worked with product and engineering teams to deliver on new features such as wine clubs and multiple wine recommendation experiences.
    • Helped increase sales by optimizing and streamlining the wine bottle scanning flows and checkout processes.
  • Tapjoy

    Creative Director - Boston|Jul, 2012Jun, 2014

    • Responsible for user experience and creative direction across all mobile ad products, consumer mobile apps, and websites.
    • Worked on large consumer initiatives which included User Research and testing.
    • Engaged with large cross-functional teams including leads across the organization from around the world.
    • Worked to solve complicated product issues by unifying the UX/UI of major ad products and addressing the needs and concerns of multiple teams within the org.
  • Viximo

    Creative Director|2008Aug, 2012

    • Responsible for the design of the company site, marketing collateral, and products including social web games, iPhone apps and web sites.
    • Art directed freelance designers/internal artists and worked closely with dev team to bring web projects to completion.
    • Often hand coded HTML/CSS and helped large social networks customize viximo content to fit their own look and feel.
  • Kaneva

    Creative Director|Jul, 2006Jul, 2008

    • Responsible for all web creative, marketing collateral, and MMORPG/Virtual World UI elements including game UI.
    • Created game cards which were sold nationally in Target stores.
    • Art Directed a team of Senior Designers to help with web initiatives.
  • CoolBlue Interactive

    Creative Director|20042005

    • Started as lead designer and worked up to Creative director role.
    • Balanced multiple projects on different timelines while directing Jr. Designers.
    • Worked directly with dev team to ensure quality all the way to project completion.
    • Worked directly with clients, scheduled design reviews and gave design presentations and creative pitches.
  • iMarc L.L.C.

    Web Designer|20002003

    • Maintained and created company web presence and marketing collateral.
    • Worked on several client projects including large flash presentations, websites, email newsletters, brand identity and marketing collateral.
    • Managed high priority image project for Starwood Hotels Worldwide.

Education

  • Plymouth State University

    BFA - Graphic Design|19962000

Projects

  • CourseNotes

    Co-founder|Jan, 2010Current

    The CourseNotes iOS app was among the small group of applications available in the Apple App Store when the iPad was first released. As a note-taking app for college students, CourseNotes was extremely popular and was regularly promoted by Apple for many years.

Skills

    • UX Design
    • Product Design
    • Interaction Design
    • Interface & Visual Design
    • Art Direction
    • Content Strategy
    • Wireframing
    • Prototyping
    • User Research
    • Branding/Identity
    • Print
    • CSS/HTML
    • Chat UX
    • Conversational UI
    • iOS/Mobile Design