I’m Matt Balara, a freelance UX designer working on projects worldwide for over 20 years, with clients as large as ECCO, TUI and Cochlear, and as small as startups and artists. I’m available right now.

I’m also am an American/Australian dual citizen, live in southern Germany, speak fluent German, meditate daily, have travelled to 43 countries so far, and take far too many photos.

User Experience Design

User experience or UX design is a process for understanding the users of any product to create something for them that is easy and enjoyable to use and therefore popular and profitable, satisfying the needs of both users and business.

My work primarily involves software – web sites, desktop applications and mobile apps. I’m most useful when engaged in the entire design process: from defining and understanding the problem, through interface design, prototype development, visual design, usability testing, guidance of technical development, and testing and improvement after product launch.

“Matt’s strengths are plentiful. He has a phenomenal ability to grasp a user experience problem and produce an outcome that is not only elegant but exemplifies user centric design at its highest level.”
– Victor Rodrigues, Chief Software Architect, Cochlear

I excel at sketching as a tool for thinking, high-speed iterative wireframing and visual design, guiding a group to understand and solve problems together and making design process and results understandable through presentation.

I’ve also taught sketching workshops for corporate UX teams, and spoken on UX design at numerous conferences.

Matt is extremely creative, passionate, with enough sense to create visually stunning but practical experiences – great online apps, not just great online art. Matt’s also a great leader and his diverse background and experience make him valuable and also fun to work with.
– Jaime Rodriguez, Microsoft Technology Evangelist


If you want your product to be something users remember with a smile, I’d be interested in helping you out. Get in touch, either by email, or on Twitter or LinkedIn, and let’s see what we can do together.

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