Hi! I'm Matt.

Welcome!
I am a May 2015 graduate of the University of Texas School of Information, with a set of skills focused on user experience, archival practices, and general information management. I find learning about and exploring new technologies and software to be a cornerstone of my creativity and passion. But while new technologies can help the design process and provide for quicker protoyping, you can never go wrong with good old fashioned pen and paper. I, also, enjoy turning my creativity toward problem solving and searching for the most efficient method for getting the job done in the best manner possible.

Portfolio

Take a gander at the projects I have worked on in the past and am currently working on to see if I might be the right fit for you and your company.

End to End Design: ISANApp

Crowdsourcing Uncovered

Experience Gained!: A UT Videogame Archive Interactive Exhibit

Image Retrieval and Relevance

Humane Society of Austin

BCCP Finding Aid

Taco Quest

About Me

As mentioned above, my name is Matt. I currently reside in Austin, TX and have spent the last two years as a student at the University of Texas School of Information. During my time as a Masters degree candidate, focusing on user experience and archival practices, I worked as a volunteer in the film department of the Harry Ransom Center and as the UT Videogame Archive Intern at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Working at those two institutions allowed me the chance to explore archival practices and afforded me the opportunity to understand user experience in physical spaces and within the context of educational institutions. Understanding physical spaces as it relates to UX and the potential ties to the digital represents an interesting path UX appears to be forging and a path that interests me greatly.

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Education

The University of Texas at Austin
MSIS, Master of Science in Information Studies
2013-2015(expected)

The University of Texas at San Antonio
BA, Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies
Summa Cum Laude
2010-2012

Experience

UT Videogame Archive Intern
Austin, TX
2014-2015
Cataloged, and encoded finding aids for the UT Videogame Archive.
Processed born digital materials including hard drives, 5.25” and 3.5” floppy disks.
Assisted in the creation of forms and policy related to the archive and its contents.
Performed outreach duties involving donors and members of targeted communities.
Developed content strategy for the creation of a centralized Briscoe Center information hub.
Created an interactive exhibit using materials from the archive utilizing user experience principles and concepts

Harry Ransom Center Film Collection Volunteer
Austin, TX
2014
Scanned, OCR'd, and transcribed documents from the David O. Selznick collection.
Assisted in the design and creation of web exhibit material.
Performed basic preservation, cataloging, and processing work.

Self-Employed
San Antonio, TX
2011-2013
Developed and wrote screenplays for entrance into film festivals and competitions.
Researched procedures for establishing copyright on created materials.
Worked to establish connections with local area media groups.

Skills


MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, Gantt Project, Libreoffice Document, Calc
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Axure, InVision, moqup
Qlik, Tableau
Basic PHP, HTML, CSS knowledge
PC hardware Installation
User Experience, User Centered Design Principles, Content Strategy, Storyboard creation, Persona Creation, Creative Writing, Research

Contact

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