Hi! 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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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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Inbox Zero

Productivity × 4 min

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

Productivity × 4 min

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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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.