About - Matt Obee
Hi, I’m Matt
I'm a senior digital product designer with a focus on accessibility and inclusive design. I enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems with design thinking.
Over the last 16 years, I've worked on projects of all shapes and sizes for a wide range of clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
I'm currently a Principal Designer at NearForm, where I lead design work on projects for innovative startups, familiar brands, and government agencies around the world. I'm also an Open University postgraduate software engineering student.
Talking about myself in the third person so you don't have to.
Matt Obee is a digital product designer specialising in accessibility and inclusive design. Currently a Principal Designer at NearForm, he has previously held roles in UX, UI and QA. From startups and charities to international brands and government agencies, Matt has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes for a wide range of clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
I'm passionate about accessibility and inclusive design in part because I grew up with disabled parents. I saw what things they struggled with and missed out on, and I learned how even simple changes can make a big difference. Those lessons stayed with me and helped shape my career. I do what I can to make the products I work on more accessible and try to inspire other people along the way.
My design process
I wouldn't say that I have one design process so much as a collection of strategies and techniques that I mix and match in whatever way makes sense for each project. I'm often embedded in a client team so I have to adapt to their preferred ways of working.
Broadly speaking I like to:
- Work in the open
- Learn from the experts
- Collaborate with engineers
- Get feedback from users early and often