Matt Griffin

UX Lead in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Matt Griffin

UX Lead in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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I'm Matt Griffin, and I'm a UX Lead at Shopify in Ottawa, Ontario.

In 2008, I founded the web design and UX consultancy Bearded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which I ran until 2017.

I'm a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. My writing has been published by both net magazine and A List Apart.

I'm also a letterpress printer and – along with Matt Braun – created Wood Type Revival, a project which converted lost historic wood type into digital fonts for modern designers.

As if that weren't enough, I'm also the director of the documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future.

I'm currently living in Ottawa, Ontario with my wife Elizabeth, and my son Argus. Previous to entering the world of design, I was an active musician (drums, mostly) in Bloomington, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. I toured all over the world with a few indie bands, and played on a fair number of records. Somehow I got sort of famous in Japan, which is a long story.

  • Work
    • Shopify
  • Education
    • Indiana University Bloomington