Matt Griffin

UX Lead in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Matt Griffin

UX Lead in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Matt Griffin is a UX Lead at Shopify in Ottawa, Ontario.

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

He's a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by net magazine and A List Apart.

He's 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, Matt is also the director of the documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future.

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

  • Work
    • Shopify
  • Education
    • Indiana University Bloomington