Matteo Grand, Designer in London, United Kingdom
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Matteo Grand

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
September 11, 2017

For over a decade, Matteo has worked hard to build intuitive and engaging experiences—both online and offline—and has helped positively impact the bottom-line of some of the world's most respected companies. Matteo is a creative systems thinker, with strengths in strategy and user experience.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Product Strategist and Designer

2017 - PRESENT
Freelance Work
  • Led the strategy and the redesign for Boston Consulting Group's internal staffing platform, helping them to access their competitive advantage better.
  • Led the research, strategy, and design of projects whilst also assembling high-performance teams to bring projects to life.
  • Owned research, strategy, and redesign for Blackmores.com.au, as well as their vitamin subscription platform.
  • Designed a conference onboarding system for Adobe that personalizes how an attendee engages with the conference and other attendees.
  • Oversaw the research, strategy, and design of OpenLIVE's music-mastering platform.
  • Led MediaMonks' platform and the experience strategy for the opening of Saudi Arabia, managing people across London, Amsterdam, and Buenos Aires.
Technologies: Craft CMS, InVision, Sketch, Agile UX, Adobe, Figma, eCommerce Design, Marketplace Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Product Design, Prototyping, eCommerce UX, eCommerce UI, Branding, UI Design

Lead Experience Designer

2020 - 2021
BCG
  • Led the strategy and redesign of BCG's internal staffing platform, which helps match the best-suited consultant to a client-facing project.
  • Embedded design thinking as the core design culture within the team and provided coaching to help adoption.
  • Helped the team identify blindspots and adopt new-age technologies to enable the implementation of designs.
  • Led global research to uncover customer pain points and enable change management.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe, Design Systems, Agile UX, Design Thinking, Marketplace Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Product Design, Prototyping, UI Design

Co-founder

2015 - 2017
Manner
  • Brought Manner to early commercialization through customer-centered research and product strategies.
  • Designed Manner’s brand and developed the brand and marketing strategy.
  • Constructed product workflows, interfaces, and digital touch-points.
  • Arranged a CSS theme and customized it to fit the platform’s needs.
  • Implemented a tight customer feedback loop that allowed for constant testing and product improvement.
  • Ran constant customer interviews and workshops to uncover user issues, perfect solutions, and achieve a user buy-in.
  • Reduced the broker quoting process from several days to three minutes.
  • Co-founded Insurtech Australia, an industry group that improved synergy between corporates, startups, and government.
Technologies: Webflow, UXPin, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Marketplace Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Product Design, Prototyping

UX Architect

2015 - 2016
Holler Australia
  • Led the UX on the majority of Holler’s projects, requiring close contact with each client and their customers.
  • Developed proposals and workflows to accommodate customer needs: incorporating customer feedback sessions and stakeholder workshops to facilitate customer-centric outcomes.
  • Ran guerrilla research efforts to uncover divergent user insights.
  • Created resources/templates for internal use to leverage for each project—improving efficiency in completing and presenting work to clients.
  • Brought a number of new UX methodologies to Holler, such as A/B and multivariate testing. This improved Holler's ability to prove ROI to clients and resulted in greater success rates and more work won.
  • Designed award-winning digital experiences for international clients such as Audi, Blackmores, Nestle, Woolworths, and more.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, Webflow, UXPin, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, eCommerce Design, Marketplace Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Product Design, Prototyping, eCommerce UX, eCommerce UI

Associate Creative Director

2008 - 2015
Studio Magazines
  • Conceptualized and maintained a creative direction for each issue and worked alongside the art director as a graphic designer and secondary retoucher.
  • Sourced, interviewed, and hired teams of creative freelancers for each role within the scope of an issue. The cyclical nature of the publication meant that this occurred twice a year.
  • Built creative teams to conceptualize and execute photo shoots that met both publication and client guidelines.
  • Oversaw the entire production process of each issue—from creating and maintaining the creative budget, through to choosing the paper stock that magazine would get printed on.
  • Supervised the editorial process—making sure that the features tied in with the vision of the issue and provided inspiring and captivating content.
  • Liaised with overseas printing companies to finalize the details for each print run.
  • Designed the Studio Bambini website and commissioned a developer to implement the designs. Controlled the development process and budget throughout the project.
  • Lessened production time by 20% per issue.
  • Increased online engagement by an average of 170% per year.
  • Reduced production costs of each issue by 43%.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Product Design, Branding
2011 - 2015

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology (Software Development)

University of Technology, Sydney - Sydney, Australia

2010 - 2014

Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance

University of Technology, Sydney - Sydney, Australia

JULY 2020 - PRESENT

Brand Strategist

Section 4

OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT

altMBA

Seth Godin

Tools

InVision, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, UXPin, InVision App, OmniGraffle, Atom, Adobe, Keyboards, Adobe Illustrator, Figma

Languages

HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3

Platforms

Webflow, Meteor, Craft CMS, Adobe Suite

Other

Workshop Facilitation, App UX, Web UX, Strategy, User Journeys, Prototyping, UX Design, Usability Testing, Digital Strategy, Startups, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Marketplace Design, Product Design, Digital Design, Design Systems, Design Thinking, eCommerce Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, eCommerce UI, eCommerce UX, Brand Development, UI Design, Branding, UX Flows, User Experience (UX), Requirements & Specifications, Performance Analysis, Functional Specifications, Sketching, WebGL, Facial Recognition, Lead Generation, Responsive, Responsive UX Design, UX Testing, Ideation, Writing & Editing, Workshops, Workflow, User Journey Maps, Customer Blueprints, Gamification, Social Media Integration, Wireframing, Agile UX, Accessibility, Marketplaces, UI Components, Marketing Strategy, Product Strategy, Autopilot, Domain Research, UX Research, Research, Lean Canvas, Lean Startups, Interface Design, Platform Design, Apps, Music Recording, Graphic Design, Interaction Design (IxD), eCommerce, User Interviews, Disruptive Innovation, Brand Marketing

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