Hi! I’m Matt D Woodman[MISTD] (He/Him) 👋
I’m an award-winning, Bristol-based, multi-disciplinary Digital Designer, Typographer, Animator & aspiring Front-end Developer* – with an invitational membership to the ISTD. I currently work with the talented digital team at Atomic Smash as their Always Evolving UX/UI Designer.
*I built this site from scratch myself.
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My work spans a variety of different media and disciplines but the core foundational theme is that I’m a passionate advocate for Design as a catalyst of conscientious change, ethical good and social responsibility. I believe that human-centred Design must always place empathy, accessibility and inclusivity for all users before being bold, ambitious, innovative and disruptive.
I collaborate with clients in; arts, healthcare, sports, charity, grassroots community, scientific research, humanitarian and education sectors to help achieve our common goals.
- 🚜West Country born n' bred
- 🌱Pescatarian, mostly fueled by plants (for animal welfare, ethical and green reasons)
- 🏉Teammate to Bristol Bisons RFC
- 🚴♂️Two wheel aficionado
- 📽️Purveyor of crass cult cinema
- 🎹Synthesiser collector and Hip Hop fanboy
- 🔤Typography dork
- 🍺Craft ale connoisseur
- 👨🏻All-round Graphic Designer cliché
- 🖥️Tech oriented and innovative digital generalist
- 💡Dedicated problem solver and keen strategist
- 📐Astute and detail oriented
- 🖍️7+ years in industry serving a range of clients
- 🌍Environmentally, socially and ethically conscientious
- 📚Hungry to learn new skills and motivated to evolve
- 📈Rises to new professional challenges
- 👌Passionate about design for good
Skills & software
User Experience (UX), Research, User Testing, Visual Identity, Publication Design, Art Direction, UI Design, 2D Animation, Analytics Reporting, Print & Editorial, Web Design & Development, Prototyping, Photography, Videography, Stakeholder and Client Liaison, eCommerce, A/B Testing, Motion Design, Project Management, Digital Strategy, Native App Design, Digital Product Design, QA & UAT, Hosting/Server/FTP & Domain Configuration, DNS Management, IT & Email Support, HTML Email Template Development, CMS Support & Maintenance, Accessibility & Performance Reporting, Developer Handoff, Branding, Illustration, Social Media, Type Design.
Sketch, Figma/FigJam, InVision, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Audition), HTML, CSS/SASS, PHP, JS, Microsoft Office, WordPress, WooCommerce, Google Workspace, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Whimsical, Glyphs App, Slack, Asana, Trello, Lottie, GitHub, CodePen, DevTools, Core Web Vitals.
Experience & accolades
- Atomic Smash, Sustainability Working Group – Working Member, (2022–present).
- Atomic Smash – Always Evolving UX/UI Designer, (2021–present).
- Freelance Graphic Designer – various clients, (2014–present).
- The Group of Seven – Junior Designer > Digital Manager, (2014–2021).
- Shift Active Media – Intern, (2014).
- Positive Digital – Intern, (2013).
- The Cornerman, (2019) – shortlisted for a Press Gazette British Journalism Award in ‘Crime & Legal Affairs’.
- The Ice Cream Slavery Case, (2019) – awarded first prize for a Press Gazette British Journalism Award in ‘Local Journalism’.
- The Cornerman, (2019) – nominated for a Drum Online Media Award in ‘Best Campaigning / Investigative Journalism’.
- Elected with Merit to the International Society of Typographic Designers [ISTD], (2014) – in recognition of typographic achievement.
- Conversion Rate Optimisation – CRO Practitioner training with Ryan Webb, (2022).
- DevelopMe_ – Introduction to UX Design, (2020).
- DevelopMe_ – Introduction to Front-End Web Development, (2020).
- International Society of Typographic Designers Student Assessment Scheme – elected with Merit to the programme, (2014).
- University of the West of England – BA(Hons) Graphic Design, (2014).