MEET ALEX SHAW – UI/UX Designer
Describe yourself in 3 words.
“Friendly, passionate and nerdy”
Where did you grow up?
“In Newton Falls, Ohio where I lived for 22 years until I moved to Missouri. Fun fact, it’s one of the few places in the US with a zipcode containing one repeatable number. (44444)”
What do you do at Matchbox Design Group?
“As a User Experience Designer, I make digital products usable, enjoyable, and accessible for any person that uses said product. Of course, I do that by working with a great team to help research and analyze any goals or problems the user might have when using a digital product. In short, I design websites and software.”
What do you like most about working here?
“As cliché as it sounds, the team. It’s not often that you come across a group of people who are not only passionate about producing great work but are super supportive and fun to work with.”
What did you do before working at Matchbox Design Group?
“After my journey of becoming a self-taught UX Designer, I worked at Caleres (Previously known as Brown Shoe Company) and worked with multiple footwear brands to help create better e-commerce website experiences.”
What do you do in your spare time?
“During warm days I love relaxing outside, listening to music, and working on side projects. Recently though you’ll find me playing video games with friends or watching anime and Netflix shows. No matter what I’m doing though, I’ll probably have a cup of coffee next to me.”
Favorite St. Louis activity, restaurant, or spot?
“Unfortunately, I have limited experience with St. Louis activities but Mission Taco and St. Louis Kolache are some of my favorite foods I have had since moving here.”
What digital/design/dev trend are you the most excited about these days?
“Products that implement VR/AR experiences. As someone who spends a lot of time in VR playing Beat Saber, I look forward to what the future holds for this technology.”
Special talent you have?
“I can typically recite any given Harry Potter scene with ease. Though it probably has less to do with being a special talent and more to do with my best friend and I binge-watching the entire Harry Potter series more times than I can count on my hands.”
Famous person, you’ve met?
“Because of my love for football and baseball, I’ve met multiple players from the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Steelers. “
What’s something awesome about you that no one else knows?
“Back in junior high, I used to have a YouTube channel with 15,000 subscribers where I would upload tutorials on how to create different video and photo editing effects.”
Welcome, Alex Shaw to Matchbox.