Matthew Standage - UX/UI Designer

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 producing content that is easy to read and understand.

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 for 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 degree dissertation was on the work of Banks & Miles for the Post Office’s corporate identity during the 1970s, which received the examiner’s award for excellence from Simon Esterson.

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

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