Matthew Koon, Designer in Chicago, IL, United States
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Matthew Koon

Verified Expert  in Design


Chicago, IL, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 21, 2017

Matthew is a user experience and solution architecture consultant focusing on creating and improving his clients' digital products. He started his career as a developer and quickly became more involved in user experience as it evolved. Matthew now works to design technically sound products that excite users.


Work Experience

Engineer and Founder

2022 - PRESENT
Workplace Engineering
  • Designed cloud solutions for customers utilizing Microsoft Azure technologies.
  • Architected system integrations consisting of several lines of business applications and services.
  • Implemented workflow automation for existing business processes and systems.
Technologies: Azure, SharePoint, Workflow, Integration, APIs

Founder and CEO

2013 - 2022
  • Led client engagements providing user experience design services.
  • Developed company-wide best practices and design standards for the user experience team.
  • Provided technical project oversight to ensure the integrity of developed solutions.
Technologies: Node.js, Office 365, SharePoint, Drupal, Axure, Balsamiq, Adobe Suite

User Experience Consultant

2009 - 2013
  • Designed SharePoint add-ons and products for Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Created intranets, custom web applications, and public facing sites for clients using Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Designed and maintained internal marketing assets such as print materials, websites, and newsletters.
  • Presented at various conference and webinars on the value of User Experience in the enterprise.
  • Developed company best practices and standards of design related to User Experience and Interface Development.
Technologies: Microsoft

User Interface Developer

2007 - 2009
Parsons Brinkerhoff
  • Designed the mobile application for recording housing inspection damage following disasters for FEMA.
  • Created a web application for managing disaster relief efforts related to residential housing inspection using GIS.
  • Developed database and integration points for disaster management efforts for FEMA.
  • Designed an intranet using Microsoft SharePoint for managing enterprise content for both internal and government use.
Technologies: Microsoft

User Interface Developer

2006 - 2007
British Petroleum
  • Redesigned a custom manufacturing management system from the ground up to track solar production metrics with the Process Engineering team.
  • Designed a touch screen application for manufacturing employees to track production metrics and defects.
  • Integrated data collection from assembly line machinery with information management system.
  • Created a reporting interface and business intelligence platform for assessing manufacturing related metrics.
Technologies: Microsoft

Software Developer

2005 - 2006
Enterprise Database Corporation
  • Designed the intranet in SharePoint 2003 for Virginia Port Authority.
  • Developed a custom inventory management application for the largest electrical contractor in Washington Metro area.
  • Supported several large custom database applications for services based customers to track resources.
  • Maintained company web site and designed marketing materials.
  • Led the migration of several customers from Microsoft Access databases to custom web application and MSSQL Server.
Technologies: Microsoft
2001 - 2005

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

Radford University - Radford, Virginia, USA

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