matthew sandahl

UI/UX Designer

I use design and data to build brands,
increase rapport and create conversions.

A layered photo of the designer

Hi, I’m Matthew, a UI/UX Designer based in Minneapolis with ten years of design experience.

about me

the work

experience

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nov. 2018 – sept. 2020
Gruen Agency
web designer
minneapolis, MN

My role was to research, reconsider, and redesign the user flow of clients’ websites. As the sole designer I led the way in various processes, including card sorting, site architecture, wireframing, prototypes, content migration, animation, coded examples and quality assurance.

march 2015 - nov. 2018
Supervox Agency
web designer
minneapolis, MN

I fulfilled client business goals by strategizing and designing websites, emails, ads and other digital deliverables for brands in the AV, interior design, restaurant and hospitality sectors. I regularly practiced user empathy and established scalable pattern libraries to ensure consistency and brand integrity.

feb. 2013 - jan. 2015
Ideapark (now Ingredient)
interactive designer
minneapolis, MN

My primary responsibilities included email design for clients including Target, General Mills and Join My Village. I also designed banner ads and illustrations as part of this digital marketing agency.

july 2010 - feb. 2013
Alexandria Covenant Church
graphic & web designer
alexandria, MN

I led various print and web efforts as the in-house designer. I was responsible for the weekly bulletin, website, posters, brochures, digital signage, event photography, postcards, business cards and billboard designs. I designed the church logo and a comprehensive style guide which outlined details such as typography, colors and tone of voice.

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Matthew was an invaluable member of our creative team at Supervox Agency. He's smart, great at problem-solving, on the cutting edge of technology and all things digital, and terrific at changing gears quickly when priorities get shuffled. He didn't just design for us, but also delivered on production, with a good eye and attention to detail. He asks good questions and puts good thinking behind his work. He's a fine presenter, and brings a great attitude to all that he does.

Greg Dahlager, Account Director

Matthew was an excellent employee, but more importantly a great person to work along side for years– solid in every way. An inquisitive mind, a wiz with technology, eager to solve problems.

Tim Sauer, Partner

Matthew pays close attention to details, setting up clear templates or standards for himself (and others that may be sharing the work he's doing). One of the things I most appreciated about Matthew was his desire to learn new or better ways of doing things, like exploring new tools or testing out extensions for the tools he already uses.

Stephanie Polus, Project Manager

We loved having Matthew on the design team at ideapark. He has a great attitude and is willing to work on anything that comes his way with a smile. Matthew brings clever ideas to the table and is happy to try new approaches or suggestions on design projects. He was the go-to guy for our summer interns – answering questions, teaching and keeping them busy. To top it off, he makes some pretty creative coffee concoctions!

Tina Sims, Art Director

Matthew is an extremely talented designer that is always up on design and technology trends. I got to work with him on multiple projects, which was great, because he's really easy to work with and an overall great guy. I'd recommend him to tackle any and every design problem.

Joe Aliotto, Freelance Graphic Designer

Matthew is a talented designer. He's easy to work with, personable and committed to quality. We've been very happy to work with him at Fitsok and have benefited from his skill!"

Jeff Bull, Brand Director

let's talk

sandahldesigns@gmail.com