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I’m a photographer, nature lover, and product designer who’s trying not to take himself too seriously.

Currently open to new opportunities.
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Hello friend, my name is McKay Mattingly, I’m a product designer currently living and working in Seattle. My career journey started with a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University where I graduated with honors from their Psychology program. I didn’t know it at the time but my product design journey started there, where I learned the fundamentals of research methodology and validation through the process of publishing my own peer reviewed research.

A shift in my ambitions took me to the University of Utah where I acquired a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in graphic design. After school I worked for Skullcandy where I was able to work within a wide range of disciplines including UI/UX, product design, packaging, identity systems & branding, as well as art direction for photography and videography content. After Skullcandy, I grew my product design craft through several team-augmented contracts with Netflix, and Facebook at an agency called Underbelly.

Looking to make more of an impact, I became a product designer at a SaaS company called Podium where I lead the monetization design efforts for the growth team as well as 0 to 1 tooling design on the marketing team. During my roles their, I worked cross-collaboratively with partners from engineering, content strategy, product management and design to ship several critical user experiences.

I find beauty in simplicity as well as the natural and unique. I’m proficient in Figma, the Adobe Creative Suite, Amplitude, Clickup and can navigate comfortably through After Effects and several prototyping tools. I have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively. I’m an organized, adaptable, detail-oriented designer that takes pride in my intention. My areas of emphasis lie in product design, interactive experiences (UI/UX), systems-level thinking, information architecture, conceptual/design thinking, leadership/mentorship, as well as research and validation. I also have a solid visual design foundation rooted in typography, identity systems, hierarchy, branding, and print design.

Collaboration and diversity are qualities I find incredibly important for success. I tend to take a human centered view on design; every person brings a new lens through which to view a problem and the best solution should be intersectional. I pride myself in my volunteer work and eagerness to give back to my community. Either through work with the queer community, of which I am a part of, or as the director of education with the AIGA Salt Lake City chapter.

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