Who I am

I’m a freelance user experience (UX) design consultant with 17 years industry experience available for UX design freelance and contract work in Brighton, London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and  South East UK.

By using research and design I can help you develop products that meet the needs of your customers.

If you like the sound of that and you’re a forward thinking organisation with some interesting projects lets talk further about working together.

This is how I work:

  • I always put the user at the heart of the project.
  • I’m a pragmatist by nature who understands business needs and requirements.
  • I work hard to find the ideal balance of needs through in depth user research and workshops leaving no stone uncovered.
  • I’m a creative thinker who loves solving problems and trying new things through my research and design work.
  • I love talking about my ideas and presenting them back to my clients.
  • I  can work autonomously but I work best when I’m part of a team working towards a common goal which is why I’m so passionate about the Agile and Lean approach to project delivery.
What I do

Strategy

  • Capturing business requirements
  • Workshops
  • Expert reviews
  • Competitor analysis

User Research

  • Interviews
  • Mental model diagrams
  • Focus groups
  • User journey mapping
  • Experience mapping
  • Usability testing
  • Surveys
  • Persona design

Interaction Design

  • Wireframes and interactive prototypes (Axure, Omnigraffle, Bootstrap)
  • Sketching and paper prototyping
  • Design for web,
  • Design for mobile (Android, iOS), tablet (Android, iOS),
  • Design for connected TV

Information Architecture

  • Site structure design
  • Taxonomy design
  • Domain modelling
  • Card sorting
Recent Projects
Testimonials

"Mat is an experienced and versatile UX Designer who fits perfectly into an agile development team. He ensures that all activity is focussed on delivering value to the end user"

− Martyn Evans - Pearson Consultant Product Owner

"I hired Mat to work with a major publishing company who had some complex information architecture problems, not to mention internal politics. He quickly gained the client's trust with his calm and knowledgable approach, and provided great value for money as he could operate autonomously.

With his grasp of agile methods Mat was able to integrate his work with our development team and processes. Not many people have the range of skills that Mat has so I expect I'll work with him again in future."

− Simon Booth-Lucking
Who I've worked with
  • The Arts Council
  • BBC
  • BBC Good Food
  • British Film Institute
  • British Library
  • Brother
  • The National Archives
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Picture House Cinemas
  • Reed Business International
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Transport For London
  • Warwick University
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Pearson Education
  • Porsche