Austin-based UX Designer Matthew Stephens
Me & My Philosophy
I'm Matthew Stephens, an experienced UX Designer living in beautiful Austin, Texas.
Working with clients of all sizes, I specialize in providing responsive, lean, yet elegant solutions for iPhone, iPad and web applications. My approach is straightforward: plan well, listen to the users, keep it simple, stay agile, and finish with a beautiful and usable design. If you're interested in how I can help your company, check out my work and use the contact form below to get started.
I was tasked with providing UX consulting and UI design for a children's reading iPad app. The app was almost instantly successful, being picked as a Staff Favorite in the App Store and breaking the top 5 Education Apps. My passion for education and technology really came through with this project and I'm very proud to be a part of the team.
Targeted at anglers wanting to share photos of their catches along with location-based tools, Fishing Scout is a really useful app if you fish at all. When asked to redesign their mobile app, I was immediately intrigued. They had a rough version working already and just needed some UX work and a facelift. We were both pleased with the result.
When asked to redesign this personal trainer web app, my first thought was to remove half of the application. The client had developed a highly functional piece of software, but it was clunky and hard to use. I started from scratch, eliminating all but the essentials and started to rebuild. The end product is a slick and highly usable product.
Aimed at soccer organizations, Ateamo is a league and team management tool, helping to solve the problem of player dues, waivers, forms, registrations, etc. My job was to make it easier to use, as members often complained. I simplified everything and created a dashboard so that players could see all their relevant info on one page. Feedback has been greatly improved.
Working with Theresa Neil, I was asked to design a private community for IT professionals, based on low-fidelity wireframes. I was given a color palette and a logo, but that was all. The final product was a clean, corporate site with a bit of fun mixed in. The client was very happy with the result.
Free Printable iPhone 5 Templates (PDF)Posted Sep 12, 2012
In light of the new iPhone announcement, I figured I would create these now and stay ahead of the game.
The first page is 3 enlarged iPhones with comment boxes and the second is 6 iPhones at 100%. Use them wisely and please let me know if you have any requests. Again donations are encouraged if you like free stuff! :) Thanks.
If you want to buy me a beer, I'm accepting donations on WePay.
At the age of 18, I started deviantART.com with the intention of creating a home for artists on the web. Working there taught me the value of the user and how important their experience is to the success of the company. Since then, I have devoted my career to taking what I have learned and applying it to other destinations on the web. If you'd like to learn more, I can send you a detailed process, resume, etc.