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

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Latest work

MidMod is a curated site filled with mid-century modern products sourced exclusively from Amazon.

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Inbox Zero

The majority of my work and personal life exists in the digital realm. I (like most people) use cloud-based apps now more than ever. On the surface, your computer looks pristine—free of the physical clutter that used to come with bloated desktop software. But just because you can't see the mess, doesn't mean it's not there.

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The Pomodoro Technique for creative flow and productivity

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The Pomodoro Technique for creative flow and productivity

For the past two weeks I've been using the Pomodoro Technique to get my work done. And I have to say, I'm surprised by the results. So far it's proven to be an incredibly efficient way to get both my client work and personal responsibilities off the plate.

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Rebranding and updating

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Rebranding and updating

Rebranding something personal is hard. In fact, many people push it aside, making excuses about not having enough time. I'm guilty of that. After several failed attempts, I finally put my foot down. It was time to whip this ol' site back in to shape.

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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.