Hey there! I’m Matt Downey, a designer, writer, & founder dedicated to improving products through thoughtful design.

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Latest work

Designing a new brand, mobile apps, and desktop experience for KITEWIRE Mobility

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Latest articles

My thoughts on design, code, productivity, music, tech, and more.

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My Design Philosophy

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My Design Philosophy

Last week someone asked me, "So... what's your design philosophy?" The question took me by surprise. I don't think anyone's ever directly asked me that before. In a bit of a stupor, I vaguely remember clamoring on about something that probably resembled more of a design process than a philosophy.

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The Business of Design

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The Business of Design

Today I'm happy to announce the release of my new web design eBook, 'The Business of Design'. I've written this book specifically for web designers looking to level up their careers by learning from my experience.

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The increasing demand for freelance design specialists

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The increasing demand for freelance design specialists

It's a great time to be a creative professional. For a lot of us, we're able to choose the type of work we do and where we do it from. The options available today are abundant, and that's great news for designers and the creative industry as a whole.

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Current playlists

In my book, design and music go hand in hand. These are some of the Spotify playlists that get me in a creative zone.