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Matthew Walker

I am an award winning Senior UX/UI designer specializing in Mobile, Web and logo design. For 8.5 years I was the Creative lead at ESPN Fantasy Sports focusing in gamification, user interface, look and feel and strategy.

ABOUT ME

Matt Walker - UX/UI Designer

I am an award-winning expert in design and have been the lead designer for ESPN’s Fantasy Sports product line for the past 8.5 years. My skills are in defining product strategy; my guidance has been key to the ESPN Fantasy’s effective integration of social media and gamification while broadening our reach onto mobile platforms. Through my leadership, the popularity of ESPN’s Fantasy Sports has grown exponentially and now accounts for over 35% of traffic on ESPN.com.

In my tenure, ESPN went from being the number three Fantasy gaming product to number one in the entire world. In the past year my design work on the ESPN Fantasy Football iPad app was honored to receive the 2013 Webby Award Winner for Best Game (Tablet & All Other Devices). Earlier this year we released our ESPN Tournament Challenge app, which I designed for both iOS and Android, which was rated over 4 stars and helped us achieve over 11 million bracket submissions.

My success is a product of my passion for architecting effective product and experience strategies, applying analytical and creative thinking to ideation, evaluation, and end-to-end design execution.

I have been sought-after by the biggest names in Sports, working with the likes of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Orlando Magic, CAA Sports, Marshall Faulk, CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher, Barry Zito, Roy Oswalt, Albert Pujols, Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Hamilton — just to name a few.

SKILLS

Below are my main strengths

UX/UI Design
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Logo Design
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Mobile Design
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Web Design
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Mobile First
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Strategy
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Key Skillset

Creative Vision, Design Strategy, Digital Branding, UX + UI Design, Logo Design, Typography, Client Management, Mentorship, Mobile First Design, iPhone, iPad, Android Product Design, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Technical Implementation Knowledge, On site Photo Shoot Direction

EXPERIENCE

My Work Experience

ESPN Fantasy Sports

Creative Lead

Responsible for any and all design within ESPN Fantasy Sports. Work with Technology, Editorial, Sales, Marketing and the business leaders to help mold and create the direction of ESPN Fantasy Sports as well as produce any and all GUI’s and external marketing products. Design as well as Art Direct design concepts, layouts, graphics, logos, advertising units, special sections and the like. Apply fundamental analytical and creative skills to identifying and evaluating design alternatives for assigned design projects. Develop innovative navigation systems, interface designs, typography, and page layouts for web packages and other interactive media.

12/05
01/03-12/05

CasualCornerGroup.com

Creative Director

Directed all of the creative for CasualCorner.com, PetiteSophisticate.com and AugustMax.com. Produced and managed the online execution, HTML email marketing, online promotions, online catalog and affiliate marketing.

Fry, Inc

Senior Art Director

Directed and implemented the creative strategies and look and feel for some of the top e-commerce brands in the world. Also mentored and oversaw junior level creative as well

06/00-05/02
01/99-05/2000

Cyberretail.com

Co-founder/Creative Director

Oversaw and led all company branding including Advertising, Promotion, Direct Mail, Interactive extensions, Site Design, Sales materials, media kits and Trade Show kiosks and materials • Created Company’s digital imaging standards and Pro-IPO materials

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Years Experience
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Years Web Design
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Years Mobile Design

EDUCATION

PREVIOUS ASSOCIATIONS THAT HELPED TO GATHER EXPERIENCE

Associate in Applied Science degree

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

05/96

Advertising Design Major

Associate in Applied Science degree

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

05/95

Illustration Major

PORTFOLIO

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TESTIMONIAL

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