About Matt Design Team Lead Senior Product Designer

Inspirational design team leader and experienced individual contributor with high aptitude in visual UI design, UX design, user-centered design, HCI, SaaS product development, and even some front-end development skills. Inherently emphathetic leader who creates a welcoming and impactful design culture in which team members thrive, knowing they are a part of something larger. Uniquely dedicated, go-to senior IC with a strong track record of building simplified user experience, future-thinking SaaS products, scalable design systems, and creative marketing campaigns. Compassionate Simon Sinek-like leader with a strong 20-year run of building sustainably successful digital products that have stood the test of time. Relentless in the pursuit of building better SaaS through simple intuitive user experience.

On any given day, you can find me…

  • Leading design strategy in product meetings
  • Collaborating with executives, business owners, product managers, marketers, engineers, frontend developers, quality assurance
  • Gathering, researching, and evaluating user needs and product enhancements to align them with business goals
  • Identifying, auditing, and solving UX/UI hurdles
  • Immersed in Figma, simplyfing and enhancing user experience
  • Building/improving UI components, evolving design systems, and enhancing design process
  • Coding interactive interfaces (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • Mentoring design team members

I know my "why" and am relentless in that pursuit...

  • Design the most usable products possible to enhance others' lives
  • Simplify user experience to give others what they crave/seek
  • Be a critical part of a larger team effort
  • Be inspired by those around me
  • Inspire those around me

I love being part of a product team and it shows. I am naturally authentic, inspirational, unusually dedicated, hungry, humble. People commonly mention how they love working with me.

In my current role, I am the design lead for the global leader in Postgres database solutions. I work elbow-to-elbow with the leadership team and cross-functional teams as we continue to expand/capture market share through smart UX design strategy in an exploding industry.

For more than a decade, I loved leading product design for the #2 SaaS for US Physicians. We turned a start-up into a hugely profitable digital suite of SaaS products, during an unprecented time of quarter-after-quarter record growth.

Having spent the past nearly 15 years working remotely, I have the proven track record of being a highly trusted resource. I am inherently and uniquely "all in" (it's just who I am). I hold myself to the highest levels of accountability. Rest assured, knowing that I can be trusted to deliver beyond expectations and on time, every time. I've mastered the art of remote communication so it feels like I'm right there with you. If you are seeking an experienced, highly driven, highly trustworthy UX/UI leader that will positively impact digital product user experience on day 1, you've come to the right place.

The Places I've Been

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.


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.


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.


In the last 3 years, I've been wowed by the improvements Figma has made. This is my primary go-to design tool lately, and I love where they are taking this.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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

Life at Home

Born in Baltimore. A decade plus in Philadelphia. Living on the coast of the Maine, chasing a dream with rocky coastlines, tranquil lakes, and wild forests. Winter brings miles of untrodden snow-covered mountain trails lined with white pines, hemlocks, and slumbering maples and sweet solitude.

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.

My little clan includes my always upbeat wife (Ali), wonderful 8-year-old (Boden), and our beloved adopted Basset Hound (Max). Spent the last 15 years working remotely very successfully and loving it.

Ali & Boden

Love to hear from you!

Matt Manieri
Email: mmanieri@gmail.com Phone: 267.226.0719
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