Matthew Standage

User experience, typography and information design

Hi, I’m Matt, a designer based in the UK. I focus on typography, information design and the user experience of mostly digital products and services. I’m passionate about transforming the complex into the simple; creating products and services people want to use; and providing content that is enjoyable to read and easy to understand.

I currently work in the design team at Oxford Computer Consultants producing software, web and mobile apps for health, science, engineering and social care. In this role I utilize a variety of techniques from usability research and expert evaluation to sketching, wireframing and visual design.

Expertise & background

I specialize in designing systems that help to solve complex problems. By combining a background in typography and information design, with experience working on user-centred design projects I focus on supporting users’ understanding and ability to make informed decisions. Currently I am particularly interested in accessibility, quantitative ways of measuring the success of design and bridging the gap between design and development.

I recently graduated with a MA (with distinction) in Information Design and hold a first-class honors degree in Graphic Communication from the world renowned Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. While studying at Reading I was awarded examiner’s award for excellence in design practice and for my dissertation. I was also awarded Vince Ma Memorial Prize for outstanding academic achievement.

Most recently I was a finalist for UXUK awards for my MA project work, which focused on encouraging behavioral change to reduce energy consumption in university halls of residences.


Portfolio available on request.