Matthew Stroh's Réesumé
UX, Web Designer, Developer and Manager | Portland, OR
(Currently residing in Vancouver, BC, Canada)
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At a Glance

I make the Web look good and work well.

I'm prepped with 16 years in advertising with a primary focus in UX, Web design and development with roots in accountable data. I have a keen eye for interaction design with a foundation built on standards-compliant Web code. I just love making effective, accountable Web experiences.


Apps, Languages and Technical Skills.

Adobe Illustrator (UX / Design)
Adobe Photoshop (Design)
Responsive Design
Mobile Design and Development
JavaScript, jQuery
HTML(5), CSS(3)
Twitter Bootstrap v2.3.2
Git/Github, SVN
PHP (Front-End Logic)
JSP (Front-End Logic)
ASP (Front-End Logic)
Excel, Word and PowerPoint


Work History

Director of Design & Internet Services | Factors Group of Nutritional Companies, Coquitlam, BC Canada

April 2014-Present

I am an active member of the design, web development and social media team for a vitamin and supplement manufacturer in Coquitlam, BC, Canada.

  • Wireframing, creating and auditing design and development work
  • Heuristics evaluation, data analysis, marketing opportunities
  • Project planning and management

Interactive UX and Creative Direction Consultant | Portland, OR

October 2013-March 2014

I am a member of a four person, independent, web consultation team currently on a contract to work for a non-disclosed nutraceutical company. Tasks include:

  • Requirements gathering, research, heuristics evaluation, reverse engineering, data analysis
  • Sketchboarding, Wireframing, Prototyping (HTML / CSS / jQuery)
  • Responsive Web Design

Manager of Interactive Services | R2C Group, Portland, OR

October 2008-September 2013

I shifted gears into the role of strategist and manager. Notable clients include Estée Lauder, Tripwire, Johnny Carson and Kimberly-Clark.

  • Converted an in-house team into a vendor model, reducing overhead by 66%
  • Devised ROI-driven go-to-market strategies for e-commerce and lead generation sites
  • Streamlined procedures by implementing process checklists and guidelines
  • Developed content and apps in HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JSP, PHP desktop and mobile

Web Designer & Developer, Production Artist | R2C Group (Respond2), Portland, OR

April 2003-June 2006

Jack-of-all-trades Web technician and artist for Vonage, Sonny & Cher, Invisalign and Bill Cosby.

  • Web design and development and Flash AS2 applications and online display ads
  • Pre-press and production art for DVD packaging, direct mail and pitch materials
  • Custom e-commerce applications and lead-generation form development

Freelance Web Designer & Developer | R2C Group, Portland, OR

October 2002-November 2011

Since 2002, I ran my own one-man shop, but focused solely on it from June '06 to October '08.

  • Managed all aspects of the business from acquisition to billing and retention
  • Clients of all sizes from adidas and Logitech to real estate companies and boutique shops

Web Designer & Developer, Production Artist | Kranzler Kingsley, LTD., Bismarck, ND

April 2000-October 2002

I cut my teeth on Web design and development back in the days of table-based layouts, Dreamweaver and inline styles. We’ve come a long way since then!

Production Artist | Spit'n Image, Bismarck, ND

April 1999-April 2000

I handled large-format printing, lamination, drum scanning and layered CMYK film press matches for high-end magazines and other printed materials.



May 2011-Present

Named after my professional mantra, Function then Form is a place where I catalog my observations, learnings and reports on the topics of Web design, development and user experience. Just another WordPress blog, but it sure is pretty. Click here to visit the blog.

President, Pearl District Toastmasters | Portland, OR

October 2010-May 2012

Sure, it may sound corny, but joining and eventually running this club has done wonders for my ability to present work, run a meeting and speak off-the-cuff while in a professional setting.


Bismarck State College | Internship

December 1998-April 1999

Bismarck, ND
I interned under Ken Bischof, CEO of Spit'n Image, a digital and large-format printing shop where I worked on trade show booth assembly and CMYK press matching.

Bismarck State College

August 1998-May 2000

Bismarck, ND
Associate of Arts, Graphic Design

Velva Public High School

August 1994-May 1998

Velva, ND


Available upon request.