Matt McMillan

Boston Area

(978) 387-8846
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


VP of Design

Jan 2016 - May 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


Creative Director

Jun 2014 - Dec 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.


Creative Director - Boston

Jul 2012 - Jun 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.


Creative Director

2008 - Aug 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.


Creative Director

Jul 2006 - Jul 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

2004 - 2005
  • 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

2000 - 2003
  • 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.


Plymouth State University

BFA Graphic Design

1996 - 2000




Jan 2010 - Current

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.


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