Design leader at Normative, a software innovation firm. Expertise in Risk Management, Software Innovation, Business Strategy, New Product Development and building great innovation teams.
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Having worked with a number of Information Architects across North America, Matthew is one of the best. Matthew has a deep skill set rich in technology, strategic design, and user experience on large scale client projects. From 'geek to chic', Matthew is an exceptional communicator - whether speaking to your Chief Technology Officer or a group of web marketers, Matthew has the unique ability to win over both departments.
Matt has a very inspiring personality. This allows him to work both as a lead or support in team environment. In addition to his great work ethics, Matt has solid conceptual ideas that can always be executed on. Matt also has a knack for explaining complicated ideas in a very simple way. This makes for good client facing skills of presenting and guiding the client in a favorable direction.
Matthew is amongst the most exceptional problem solvers I know. Working with him in the context of information architecture at Critical Mass, Matthew knows all the right questions to ask in order extract the most meaningful information from clients and colleagues. He's often insightful and always effective in his role as Information Architect.
Matthew is one of those rare people who cannot stop thinking. His ideas burst out of his mind and, shockingly, actually result in tangible results. His curiousity, enthusiasm and just plain craziness are what make him a pleasure to work with. Throw something challenging at him, and he will go directly to his desk, work until he cannot keep his eyes open, and then turn around and do it all again.
Matthew quite simply is the best Information Architect I have ever had the privilege to work with. He is not afraid to push the boundaries of site architecture by making the user experience his first priority. He manages to do this by using the latest and greatest technologies in a practical way. He is a strong, senior team player and great communicator.
Matthew is a super star incredibly informed. He understands the problems and always comes up with creative and functional solutions. Plus he integrates technology, usability and design concepts in a very unique way. Mathew has a lot to offer and he is a great addition to the team. I very much enjoy working with him.
Matthew provides a unique perspective on any business, planning and design situation. Matthew will help your group get transcend established approaches, and be able to come at problems in new ways, demonstrating how the larger context of the problem informs it and, and how the solution often lies hidden within that larger context. Matt is constantly challenging himself to be better, and has an ongoing commitment to learning that we should all emulate.
Matthew also proved to be an inspiring leader to our planning group at Critical Mass and if you have an opportunity to work with Matt under any circumstance it, I would highly recommend it.
A font of knowledge. A visionary. An evangelist for the power of informed, intelligent and immersive experiences. Matt is perhaps the most passionate person I've ever met regarding leading-edge user centered design thinking, interaction design, customer insight and all other pillars of information architecture. An expert on the latest theories, an open-minded leader and an avid proponent of the best that can be.
It is to Matthew that I owe my start in this field. He took the time to teach me a bit about IA, lent me half of his own library so that I could read about the field, and critiqued my portfolio when I was getting ready to apply.
He is so instrumental to my success that I can honestly say that I wouldn't be where I am without him.
I couldn't ask for a better mentor, co-worker or supervisor.
Matthew is unlike anyone I have ever worked with. His unparalleled understanding of the digital space aside, he leads by empowering people and has helped me grow by introducing me to new ways of approaching problems while encouraging me to trust my instinct. That, his great sense of humour and his sincere desire to share his many insights with his teammates make Matthew an exceptional leader and wonderful and inspirational person to be around.
Simply put Matthew is one of the smartest people I have ever met. Matthew is a visionary strategic thinker who consistently solves the most difficult of problems. He combines this amazing intellect with a friendly, approachable style. Further he has the unusual ability to communicate the complex in a way way that make both the problem and solution easy to understand. If I was going to start an Agency/Consultancy, Matthew would be the first person I would hire.