Partner & Director of Development

Cullen Whitmore

Co-founder Cullen Whitmore is our first featured Matchbox Design Group Employee. Before starting Matchbox, he spent several years in the architectural world which led him to develop a skill set that’s perfectly suited for solving the toughest problems.

He’s always monitoring the emerging development and engagement trends, UX best practices and platform capabilities. His insightful use of digital functionality, data analysis and other metrics help our clients have a solid ROI every time.

Get To Know Cullen Whitmore

Describe yourself in three words.
“I make stuff.”

Where did you grow up?
“Idabel, OK.”

What do you do at Matchbox Design Group?
“My official title is CEO/Director of Development, but I do a bit of everything. The key areas I’m in are UI/UX strategy, SEO and development mixed with project management.”

What do you like most about working here?
“The cool people we meet and projects we get to work on. One day we may be doing something for healthcare and the next may be a fashion website or an architectural site.”

What did you do before working at Matchbox Design Group?
“I was in the architectural industry as a CAD Manager. Routinely brought in to setup company standards and streamline the drafting process for large projects and prototypes. I also did a lot of  architectural animation, which was fun because I could bring buildings to life to show the client. It was also one of the first services that we provided at Matchbox.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“I collect Field Notes and custom-machined ink pens and fountain pens. I also enjoy making things that aren’t digital. Whether it’s leatherwork, sewing custom handkerchiefs or woodworking, I’m constantly on the hunt for ways to be creative.”

Field Notes at the top of Koko Head in Hawaii

Cullen & his Field Notes at the top of Koko Head in Hawaii.

Cullen Whitmore – More To Know

Favorite St. Louis activity/restaurant/spot?
“Technically it’s in Augusta, but I absolutely love Klondike Park. Great for camping, hiking and it has some pretty insane mountain bike trails.”

Klondike Park Augusta MO

Klondike Park in Augusta, MO

Digital/design/dev trend you are most excited about in 2015?
“New web technologies. There isn’t one in particular, but this last year brought a lot of new frameworks, libraries and techniques for building awesome web experiences. I can’t wait to see what this year brings.”

Special talent you have?
“I’m not gonna lie, I play a mean one-string-can guitar.”

Famous person you’ve met?
“Jason Bateman.”


What’s something awesome about you that no one else knows?
“I was once Little Mr. Ohio County.”