My name is Matt O'Meara and I'm a UI/UX designer and front end developer living in Portland Oregon. I've been designing professionally since 2005 and keep up with current design/development trends.

I have experience working with small startups to large corporations on both the product and development side. I'm comfortable working in an agile environment with a team or as the sole designer. I've designed projects for web, mobile and large scale touch screen devices.


I have experience with the entire design process from inceptive strategy to final design. During an average project life cycle I’ve conducted: stakeholder interviews, SWOT analysis, requirements gathering, project brief creation, product roadmaps, user research (primary and secondary), persona creation, mental models, card sorting sessions. Information architecture experience consists of process/task diagrams, user flows, detailed specifications and eventually wireframes. Once we have a foundation for the product I provide detailed designs, working prototypes and style/pattern guides. Throughout this process we are constantly iterating and getting feedback from key stakeholders and team members to further refine the product. After product launch we do retrospectives and conduct usability testing.

Front End Development

I've been writing CSS/HTML for over ten years and have intermediate level ability with Javascript/jQuery. I pride myself in writing semantic markup and can prototype designs as needed. I've utilized multiple responsive design frameworks such as twitter bootstrap, foundation and UiKit but can also hand code markup and write custom media queries. I've helped dev teams convert to SASS from vanilla CSS and have experience with version control using Git and TFS. I'm also not bad using the Terminal.

Work Experience

September 2016 - Current :
Senior UX Architect - Pegasystems, Portland OR / Cambridge MA

March 2015 - March 2016 (contract) :
Senior UI/UX Designer - Infocus, Portland OR

February 2012 - March 2015 :
UI/UX Designer / Front End Developer - Insignia Health, Portland OR

September 2010 - February 2012 :
UI/UX Designer / Front End Developer - ELC Tech, Portland OR

April 2009 - August 2010 :
Media Manager - Grand Heritage Hotel Group, Portland OR

September 2005 - September 2008 :
Jr Designer to Art Director - Brian Hall Inc, Chicago IL

If you'd like to get in touch for a project, shoot me an email and let's chat.