Matthew Standage

Information, UX/UI Designer

Hi, I’m Matt, a designer based in the UK. I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in Information Design at the University of Reading. I recently graduated from Reading with a first-class honours degree in Graphic Communication.

I’m passionate about transforming the complex into the simple; creating products and services people actually want to use and content, that is easy to read and understand.

Selected work

Below are selected pieces of work from my portfolio, you can click on them to read about the process behind the design project.

Train ticket interfaces

Oxford Times

Monotype digital type specimens

ATYPI Handbook

Emma Patterson Photography

About me

Understanding people is the key to great design. I pride myself on putting people (or the user) first within all design decisions; putting substance before style to provide intelligent solutions that solve important problems.

Having recently graduating with a first class BA (Hons) degree from the Univeristy of Reading in Graphic Communication, I am currently studying an MA in Information Design. Through my undergraduate degree I have become confident in the practical aspects of design; using grids, style-sheets and macro + micro typographic variables. In addition, I have further focused my studies on the areas of information design, especially web and interactive media, and user-centred communication design. This knowledge was expanded during my time in Germany at Die Duale Hoschule Baden-Wüttemberg where the semester focus was multi-media design. Moreover, I have kept up to date with recent developments in the field including responsive design, CSS preprocessors and advancements within web typography and grids.

Aside from design practice, I have a strong interest in the history of design and printing, particularly modern typography; newspaper and magazine design; and twentieth century information design. My bachelor dissertation was on Banks & Miles’s corporate identity for the Post Office during the 1970s, which received the examiner’s award for excellence from Simon Esterson.

Key areas of interest: user-centred information design, UX/UI, service design and design research.

Contact Me

Please note I am currently not accepting freelance projects until September 2015.

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