My name is Tony Matejek. I'm a designer, maker, gardener, home brewer and a few other things. I currently reside in Austin, Texas. I was a graphic artist, then a user experience designer and now I'm Senior Product Designer.
My first job out of school was in branding and print design and my job after that was designing environmental graphics. After those jobs I organically moved into experience design and digital product creation. I've seen a bit of it all, but I've settled into the career I love. I look forward to making life better for people through design.
My design philosophy is that the best interface is no interface. Design should get out of the way and maximize the users effectiveness so they can have more time to do what's needful.
My design methodologies revolve around user centered design practices. My background in interaction and visual design put me in a unique position. I tell stories through the language of design. I understand the importance of a precise, cohesive and branded visual product but also how that impacts the overall experience. I also have a good understanding of the importance of design research, user mindsets and how usability is just as important as the visual component. I build empathy for my users and every decision I make is made with them in mind.
I take the insights gained from research, workshops and conversations with stakeholders and users, and turn those into creative solutions. I solve problems, I create meaningful experiences, I make users effective.
I'm a creative through and through and truly believe thoughtful design can make the lives of people a whole lot better.
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