Matthew SteinleUX Designer
I became a UX Designer because of my love for thinking through challenging problems and finding creative solutions. In my first career I taught philosophy and classical languages, hence my love for critical thinking. I transitioned careers to work with a variety of software systems, products, and apps that support private education. This experience introduced me to UX Design and ignited a passion for Design Thinking.
My Core Values
I’m always working on self-improvement. I’m proactive and take initiative. I’m always reading, watching tutorials, and taking opportunities to learn from others. I crave mentorship and I’m never afraid to ask any question or seek help. I’m not worried about being the best, I focus on getting better every day.
I enjoy life. I’m intrinsically motivated. I bring high energy. Everything I work on, everything I learn, and everything I do is an opportunity for me to grow, to learn, and to make something great.
I studied philosophy and the humanities because I’m captivated by our world and how it works. I want to explore, uncover, dive deep, and understand why.
What Makes Me Tick
I thrive in an environment where there is strong collaboration, support, the freedom to ask questions, and seek help. As a former coach, I love to help others discover their strengths and put them in positions where they can maximize their potential and contribute to our work in a meaningful way.
How I Work
When I write, I make draft after draft. When I teach, I rework my lessons again and again. When I design, I bring the same iterative and experimental process to my work. Like cleaning my house, I’m not afraid of things getting a little chaotic and messy before they get organized and polished.
What I Enjoy
- Being in nature: gardening, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and more.
- Reading and writing philosophy, literature, and children’s poems and stories.
- Creating artwork: letterpress printing, doodling, and illustrating.
Where I’m learning UX Design
I became a member of the Interaction Design Foundation to get a strong foundation in the theory and practice of UX Design. I am currently enrolled in four courses:
- Become a UX Designer from Scratch
- User Experience: The Beginnger’s Guide
- Design Thinking: The Ultimate Guide
- Human-Computer Interaction – HCI
I use Codecademy to learn my program languages. I have completed the following courses:
- Learn How to Code
- Code Foundations
- Learn HTML
- Learn CSS
Bring your own Laptop
I take courses with Daniel Walter Scott for practical UX Design application and hands-on learning with software systems like Figma. I have completed two of his courses:
- UX Design – Theory
- Figma UI/UX Design Essentials
- Account Manager
- Implementation Specialist
- Client Services Manager
- Documentation Specialist
- Communication & Presentation
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Flexible & Adaptable
- Project Management
- Wireframing, Prototyping, and Testing
- B.A. University of Kansas
Classical Languages & Philosophy
- M.A. Villanova University
Classical Languages & Philosophy
- M.L.S. Emporia State University
Archives (Unfinished: 15 total credits)
Software & Product Experience
- Financial Systems
- Information Systems
- Mobile Apps
- Donation Platforms
- Resource Libraries
- Microsoft Suite