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.