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 lead the UX teams for Financial Solutions at Shopify in Ottawa, Ontario.

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

I've spoken at conferences around the world about design and UX. My writing has been published by both net magazine and A List Apart. From 2008–2011 I taught in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University.

I'm 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.

I'm the director of the documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future, because how hard could be to make a movie? (Spoiler: pretty hard.)

I'm an American living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with my wife Elizabeth and my son Argus. Previous to entering the world of design, I played drums for a handful of indie bands. I was lucky enough to tour all over the world, and play 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