Matt Strmiska, Designer in Austin, TX, United States
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Matt Strmiska

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 7, 2017

Matt has over a decade of design experience. Since 2012, he has worked with different agencies in creating award-winning digital, print, and interactive work for brands like Southwest Airlines, Salesforce, IBM, Patrón Tequila, Samsung Mobile, and Phillips 66.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Freelance Designer

2007 - PRESENT
Self-employed
  • Designed an online demo application to show the ease of use of IBM's new encryption technology. Worked within IBM's Northstar web design framework and Z Systems brand palette to create an experience that lined up with their new Z product launch.
  • Produced UX wireframes and UI design in a short 1.5-week time frame, including five rounds of client reviews. Hit the ground running, turning around the work quickly for a brand with strict design standards.
  • Storyboarded animations that included iconography aligned to the brand and delivered tightly-specified mobile and desktop designs to development overnight.
  • Developed new brand directions for the College Board and designed and developed custom websites for clients.
Technologies: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Mobile Design, Design Systems, Mobile UX, System Design, HTM, iOS UI Design, iOS, HTML, CSS, Typefaces, MacOS, Annotations, Layout Design, Digital Layout, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Grid Systems, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Audits, User Journeys, Web Design, Interactive UI, Visual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, Web App Design, B2C, Professional Services, Agile

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Drummer

2003 - PRESENT
Self-employed
  • Produced, edited, mixed, and mastered musical compositions in a wide range of styles for Gypsy Mitchell, featuring renowned Houston rapper Paul Wall.
  • Performed across the world alongside artists such as Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Dave Matthews Band, Steve Martin, and others.
  • Recorded in several studios for various R&B, soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, indie, hip hop, and other types of projects, including recording with the famous Muscle Shoals Swampers at FAME Studios.
Technologies: Avid Pro Tools, Universal Audio Luna, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Audio Engineering, B2C, Professional Services, Sound Design, Music

Senior Product Designer

2019 - 2023
Argodesign
  • Managed and directed a team of designers to deliver a refreshed visual identity and experience strategy for Robert Half.
  • Created and managed brand identities, design systems, and digital component libraries for New York Life, Robert Half, and United Rentals, among others.
  • Conceptualized the framework for a customer personalization strategy for Salesforce.com.
Technologies: Adobe CC, InVision, Sketch, Figma, Miro, CSS, System Design, HTM, iOS UI Design, iOS, Glyphs, PowerPoint Design, Android, HTML, Typefaces, MacOS, Google Material Design, Identity, PrimeNG, Wireframing, Annotated Wireframes, Annotations, Dashboards, Dashboard Design, Feature Prioritization, Feature Planning, Layout Design, Digital Layout, Digital Product Design, Product Design, Product Detail Pages, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Grid Systems, User Flows, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Workshops, Design Workshops, User Personas, Interactive Prototypes, Material Design, Material UI, Carbon, zeroheight, Technical Writing, Storybook, UX Wireframes, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Audits, User Journeys, Web Design, Mobile First, Design Strategy, Microinteraction Design, Microinteractions, Brand Design, UX Research, Interactive UI, Web & Mobile Applications, Branding, Visual Design, User Experience (UX), Conceptual Design, Conceptualization, Experimental Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, Product Conceptualization, UX Principles, Concepting, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, User Workflows, Web App Design, Design Leadership, Agriculture, B2C, Professional Services, Agile, HIG, Workshop Facilitation

Senior Designer | Art Director

2012 - 2019
SapientRazorfish
  • Designed award-winning digital, print, and interactive experiences for a range of large clients, including Patrón Tequila, Southwest Airlines, Samsung Mobile USA, Phillips 66, Verizon Mobile, Citi Bank, and the Home Shopping Network.
  • Helped design Southwest Airlines' new eCommerce platform which generates $18.5 billion in sales annually.
  • Designed and art directed the award-winning website for Patrón Tequila.
  • Created detailed designs and presentations under tight timelines for new-business pitches.
  • Conceptualized and designed a business’s brand and identity from the ground up.
Technologies: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Mobile Design, Design Systems, Data Visualization, Branding, Landing Page Design, Mobile UX, Prototyping, User Research, User Validation, CSS, System Design, HTM, iOS UI Design, iOS, PowerPoint Design, Android, HTML, Typefaces, MacOS, Google Material Design, Identity, Annotations, Layout Design, Digital Layout, Digital Product Design, Product Design, Product Detail Pages, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Grid Systems, User Flows, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Workshops, Design Workshops, User Personas, Interactive Prototypes, Material Design, Material UI, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Audits, User Journeys, Web Design, Brand Design, Interactive UI, Web & Mobile Applications, Visual Design, User Experience (UX), Conceptual Design, Conceptualization, Experimental Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, Concepting, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, User Workflows, Web App Design, Design Leadership, B2C, Professional Services, Agile, HIG, Workshop Facilitation

Lead Web Designer

2007 - 2011
BlackBook Magazine
  • Designed the magazine’s CMS-driven editorial website from the ground up.
  • Designed the company's nightlife guides, similar to Yelp, to be integrated into the magazine website along with a standalone mobile app.
  • Worked side-by-side with the development team to implement a stream of new features and collaborated daily with the editorial team to create and publish new content.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Audits, Web Design, Interactive UI, Web & Mobile Applications, Visual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, Web App Design, B2C, Professional Services, HIG
2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design

St. Edward's University - Austin, TX, USA

Tools

Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Pro Tools, Glyphs, Ableton Live, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, InVision, Miro, Logic Pro

Languages

HTML, CSS, HTM

Platforms

Mobile, MacOS, iOS, Windows, Android, Webflow, Mobile (Tablet)

Industry Expertise

Music, Professional Services, Food & Beverage, Travel & Leisure, Technology, Banking & Finance

Other

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile UI, UI Design, UX Design, B2B, Mobile Design, Audio, Audio Editing, Music Production, Music Recording, Music Industry, User Experience (UX), App Design, User Interface (UI), Branding, iOS UI Design, Mobile App Design, PowerPoint Design, Wireframing, Annotated Wireframes, Annotations, Dashboard Design, Layout Design, Digital Layout, Product Design, Digital Product Design, Product Detail Pages, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Grid Systems, Design Systems, User Flows, Prototyping, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Design Workshops, Interactive Prototypes, Landing Page Design, Mobile UX, Material Design, Material UI, Carbon, System Design, zeroheight, Technical Writing, UX Wireframes, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Audits, User Journeys, Web Design, Mobile First, Design Strategy, Brand Design, Interactive UI, Web & Mobile Applications, Visual Design, Conceptual Design, Conceptualization, Experimental Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, Product Conceptualization, UX Principles, Concepting, Graphic Design, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, User Workflows, Web App Design, Design Leadership, Agriculture, Audio Engineering, B2C, Agile, HIG, Workshop Facilitation, Google Material Design, Custom Typeface Design, Type Design, Typefaces, Identity, Dashboards, Workshops, User Personas, Data Visualization, User Research, User Validation, Microinteraction Design, Microinteractions, UX Research, Sound Design, Outlook, Responsive, Commerce, Booking, Mobile App UI, Tablet UI, Tablet Design, Apps, Responsive UI, Web UX, Business, Interaction Design (IxD), Interactive Design, Near-field Communication (NFC), Posters, Poster Design, Print, Print Ads, Print Design, Samsung, Shopping, Online Shopping, PrimeNG, Design, Feature Prioritization, Feature Planning, Storybook, Journey Mapping, Universal Audio Luna

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