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I'm Matthew Marquise.

📍 Raleigh, NC

You can call me Matt! As a product designer & front-end developer, I have a strong passion for creating human-centered websites, apps, and software that better the lives of others. Using color schemes, typography, design systems, and visual hierarchy that compliment each other, I’m able to create stunning designs while keeping the user front and center. With my experience as a front-end developer, I also acknowledge the technical requirements of designs and understand how designers and developers collaborate to bring a product to life.



My Design Process:

Empathize with users to establish the problem(s) → Study current solutions → Ideate new, better solutions → Iterate on ideas by sketching mockups → Design prototypes → Perform usability tests → Observe themes in test results → Refine the design to resolve user frustrations → Do it all again.


My Journey:

I began my journey to becoming a product designer & front-end developer back in 2018. I was first encouraged to give coding a try by relatives who are software engineers. Little did I know I would fall in love with the process of designing and developing websites, software, and applications. But even before coding, I was fascinated by technology. When I was born in 2002 no one was talking about touchscreens, self-driving cars, electric cars, the ability to participate in video calls, or the thought of VR and AR experiences. However, around 2010 I was given an iPhone 3GS and it was such a mesmerizing piece of technology that it inspired me to explore tech further. I didn't just want to understand how the apps, websites, etc. worked, I wanted to create them. When I was introduced to UI/UX design and coding, I was finally able to fulfill that desire. After I did my first project, I couldn't stop. Years later I'm still in love with it all as I constantly aim to go even further on every new project I start.

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You can call me Matt! I'm a product designer & front-end developer with a strong passion for creating human-centered products that better the lives of others. Using color schemes, typography, design systems, and visual hierarchy that compliment each other, I’m able to create stunning designs while keeping the user front and center. With my experience as a front-end developer, I also acknowledge the technical requirements of designs and understand how designers and developers collaborate to bring a product to life.

My Design Process:

Empathize with users to establish the problem(s) → Study current solutions → Ideate new, better solutions → Iterate on ideas by sketching mockups → Design prototypes → Perform usability tests → Observe themes in test results → Refine the design to resolve user frustrations → Do it all again.


My Journey:

I began my journey to becoming a product designer & front-end developer back in 2018. I was first encouraged to give coding a try by relatives who are software engineers. Little did I know I would fall in love with the process of designing and developing websites, software, and applications. But even before coding, I was fascinated by technology. When I was born no one was talking about touchscreens, self-driving cars, electric cars, the ability to participate in video calls, or the thought of VR and AR experiences. However, around 2010 I was given an iPhone 3GS and it was such a mesmerizing piece of technology that it inspired me to explore tech further. I didn't just want to understand how the apps, websites, etc. worked, I wanted to create them. When I was introduced to UI/UX design and coding, I was finally able to fulfill that desire. After I did my first project, I couldn't stop. Years later I'm still in love with it all as I constantly aim to go even further on every new project I start.



Skills
Front-End Development:
- Html
- CSS
- JS
- Laravel
- Experience using Squarespace, Shopify, and Wix Editor
- Responsive Web Design
- Rapid Bug Fixes

UX Design:
- Research
- Writing
- Wireframing
- Design
- Prototyping
- User Centered Research, Design, Testing
- Experience using Figma & Adobe Xd

Marketing:
- Social Ad Campaigns
- Mailchimp Campaigns
- Photography
- Graphic Designs

Other:
- Music Producing / Songwriting
- Digital Photography & Cinematography
- Digital Designs For CNC Machines
- Hardcore Tennis Player
Experience
Island Property:
Website Designer and Developer
Freelance / July 2021 - Present

Tasked with designing and developing a modern, minimalistic website for Island Property, a real estate and vacation rental agency serving Islesboro, Maine. Using Wix’s advanced editor and database management tools, I iterated on vdesigning the user interface, researching, and developing the website keeping usability in mind.

- Product Design
- Web Development and Maintenance Using Wix Advanced Editor Platform

Custom Quality Covers:
Customer Experience and Marketing, Intern
Part-Time / 2020 - Present

Selected to lead the sales marketing & customer experience (CX) for CQC, utilizing and increasing my knowledge of Mailchimp email campaigns and website development/maintenance with Shopify and Squarespace sites and DNS and CDN management. Enhanced their online presence by scaling social media presence and conducting SEO keyword research by analyzing the target audience.

- Mailchimp Email Ad Campaigns
- Web Development and Maintenance with Shopify and Squarespace
- Social Media Ad Campaigns
- Digital Designs For CNC Machines

Raleigh Golf Carts:
Developer & Marketing Intern
Part-Time / Dec 2020 - Apr 2021

Designed & developed a modern, user focused website while using graphic design skills to create high quality advertisements used in various marketing campaigns across their social media profiles.

- Social Media Ad Campaigns
- Web Design & Development
- Photography & Graphic Design
Education/Certifications

Google - UX Design Specialization Certification

Google Digital Garage - Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

HubSpot - Content Marketing

Goldsmith's, University of London - Mathematics for Computer Science

Harvard CS50 - Introduction to Computer Science


Achievements

Daily UI 100 Day Design Challenge

Hacktoberfest 2021 PR Challenge

Hacktoberfest 2020 PR Challenge




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