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Matthew Ernst

Matthew Ernst

Designer
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Member since July 3, 2017
An accomplished UX and product designer with a unique balance of creative, technical, and research expertise. Working with the biggest brands in the world, such as the NFL, Disney, Fox, and Sony, Matt approaches every challenge with objectivity, intensity, and an analytical process. Versed in all aspects of product design from requirements gathering, research, UX/UI, branding, development, and a range of form factors: iOS, Android, web, and TV.
Matthew is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Fox Play | A User-Focused Video-Streaming App
  • Corus | Multiple Video Apps for Kids
  • Sony Crackle | A Cross Platform Video App
  • You.i Engine | Support Portal
  • Bendable Interactions for the Blind
  • 49th Parallel | Shopify eCommerce Store
Employment
  • Director of User Experience
    2016 - PRESENT
    You.i TV
    • Conducted discovery workshops with a range of high profile clients to fully understand product requirements, feature prioritization, UX challenges, and the product vision.
    • Provided all the product design vision, direction, and oversight for client projects and internal initiatives.
    • Managed a team of 18 designers: conducting project resourcing, team growth and development, and hiring.
    • Championed design thinking within the UX team and the company: facilitating design sprints and brainstorming workshops to enable various teams to quickly solve complex problems.
    Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch, Xbox, Roku, PlayStation, iOS, tvOS, Android, UWP
  • Lead Interaction Designer
    2014 - 2016
    You.i TV
    • Worked with a range of customers from Sony, NBA, Adobe, Fox and Turner Broadcasting to turn requirements and vision into successful products.
    • Led the product design and effectively communicated the technical and design requirements on nine projects through wireframes, app flows, storyboards, UI kits, and prototypes.
    • Worked autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team environment following Scrum or Kanban development frameworks.
    • Organized and led design brainstorms, critiques, and UX reviews during all stages of a project from initial conceptualization to project launch.
    • Planned and implemented over 30 ethnographic research activities such as interviews, surveys, usability testing, and heuristic evaluations.
    • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to produce cross-platform applications for customers using the You.i platform.
    Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch, Xbox, Roku, PlayStation, iOS, tvOS, Android, UWP
Education
  • Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction
    2012 - 2015
    Carleton University - Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor of Design (Honors) in Graphic Design
    2001 - 2006
    NSCAD University - Halifax, Canada
Experience
  • UX Design10 years
  • Visual Design10 years
  • Prototyping10 years
  • Interaction Design (IxD)8 years
  • Product Design8 years
  • User Flows8 years
  • App Design8 years
  • UX Research6 years
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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