Impactful Creative Leader Even Better Person

It’s time you worked with someone who can see the whole picture: User Experience + User Interface + Creative Strategy + Front-End Web Development. Someone who has built compelling user experiences. Someone with a strong ability to mentor young creatives. A humble, talented, and tireless contributor you will enjoy being around.

A unique inspirational creative leader who brings out the best in others. Naturally at home designing intuitive user interfaces, working seamlessly with all stake holders, with front-end coding chops too. A fun person to work with... unusually dedicated, hungry, humble.

From ambitious start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations, I've spent the past 15 years building and enhancing innovative, forward-thinking, highly successful digital products and brands

In my current role, as the Digital Design Director for the #2 online resource for physicians, I have contributed first hand to turning a start-up into a hugely profitable digital suite of products. I work elbow-to-elbow with the executive team as the creative lead to build/direct all web ventures during this time of quarter-after-quarter record growth.

My creative teams run lean, meet deadlines, and deliver beyond expectations. I believe firmly in inspiring creative minds through example and empowerment. Strong ability to identify talent and nuture creatives to reach their potential. Dedication to one's creative craft, autonomy to create, and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work are the hallmarks of the innovation behind my creative teams.

I am naturally at home, developing for the web, with a strong focus on responsive web design (RWD), user experience (UX), and agile methodology. Expert level coding skills in modern front-end languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc). Forward-thinking, efficient, best-practices approach to writing code. An analytical mind that stays hungry and current.

Unique Skill Set

Creative Strategy

From creating compelling user interfaces, to coding the front-end development, to delivering a digital product that goes well beyond expectations for users and stakeholders.

UX/UI Design

Strong intuition backed by 15 years of experience building digital products that are human-centric, easy to use, forgiving, and aimed at simplying user interaction and maximizing value.

Product Design

Human-centered design thinking that integrates the needs of people, the expansive possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.

Mentorship

Leading teams of UI designers and Frontend Developers comes with great responsibility, requiring vision, listening skills, and the ability to inspire others to believe in themselves.

WireFraming/Prototyping

Uncanny ability to understand product goals, intuite user needs, and use low- and high-fidelity prototypes to communicate between stakeholders, creative teams, and engineering teams.

Sketch

I ditched Adobe and never looked back. Love, love, love Sketch. Expert level knowledge for rapid prototyping, wireframing, high-fidelity designs.

InVision

My go-to tool to rapidly and effectively present digital product design for collaboration, efficiency, especially in today's agile environments with multiple stakeholders.

Responsive Design

Beautiful UI on any device. Countless Bootstrap site builds, with a expert-level knowledge of the Bootstrap framework (I know all the built-in classes by memory).

HTML

Super efficient, standards-compliant, expert-level HTML skills. Hand code html in seconds. Keep a forward-looking eye on the future of HTML, and the wonderful places it will take us.

CSS

Advanced, expert-level CSS skills. I can style an element by hand in seconds using the latest advanced techniques, including transitions, LESS, SASS. I keep current on the latest and greatest.

Dreamweaver

Expert-level knowledge and superior efficiency. I hand code in code view, and tap into Dreamweaver's auto-assist features to help me code SUPER efficiently.

WordPress and CMS

Expert-level understanding of the WordPress platform, as well other Content Management Systems (Joomla, Drupal, etc) with hundreds of site builds over the past decade.

Photoshop

Photoshop is brought in for those jobs that require a little more horsepower. Expert-level skill.

Illustrator

From logo creation to the creation of custom graphics, Illustrator offers advanced creativity.

Javascript

Where would digital products be without Javascript? For the vast majority of sites, JQUERY is super fast, efficient, and highly effective.

In Design

A very early adopter to In Design, migrating from Quark more than 15 years ago. Go-to tool for all print work.

The Places I've Been

Life at Home

Born in Baltimore. Bostonian for a while (before it was cool to be one). Currently residing just outside of Philadelphia. Long-time lover of Maine and New England—at home in the natural world, surrounded by pine trees and rocky ocean coastlines.

Studied Romantic Poetry (yes, it's true) at the ungraduate level, before embracing technology and receiving professional training at the University of Pennsylvania. A few tall words from Wordsworth, Keats, Yeats, Emerson, Kerouac, or Thoreau still light the fire within.

Blessed with a loving wife (Ali), wonderful 1-year-old (Boden), and 10-year-old adopted Basset Hound (Max).

Ali & Boden
Max

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Matt Manieri
Haddonfield, NJ
Boston, MA
Email: mmanieri@gmail.com Phone: 267.226.0719
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