I believe in creating meaning through human-centered design.

Avatar Matt Montgomery, User Experience Director

Matt brings strategic thinking, humor and a deep sense of story to his designs.

Matt is passionate about building human-centered digital products. Through a blend of quantitative and qualitative user experience research, Matt seeks to understand your user’s needs and make data-driven design decisions to help them, and you, achieve goals. With over a decade of experience working in interactive and advertising, Matt has seen how quickly digital evolves and how smart brands focus their digital efforts around serving their user’s needs.

Matt is equally passionate about education and teaches interaction design at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. He graduated with honors in 2009, receiving a B.F.A. in graphic design. He interned with Designsensory his senior year and got an idea of what kind of studio he would like to work for after college. When the opportunity arose to rejoin his old studio in 2011, he jumped at the chance.

Matt is UX Certified through the Nielsen Norman Group with a specialty in research. Matt’s work has been recognized by both the AIGA and the American Advertising Federation. Most recently, Matt helped Designsensory bring home Best in Show for Website at the 2020 Knoxville Addys.

A native East Tennessean, Matt loves playing guitar with several local bands in Knoxville’s vibrant music scene. When he is not pouring his creative energies into his designs at the office, you can find Matt hanging with his wife Laurie, daughter Vivienne and their two cats.

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