Many people belong to that special class of “hustlers”, the hard working bunch known to put 110% effort into everything. Busy, swamped, underwater; whatever word you’d like to use, we glorify those who dedicate themselves above and beyond to their work. Ironically, many of the busiest of us aren’t the most productive, wasting endless cycles moving in too many directions. Matt Trice (Lead UI/UX Designer) is the converse archetype — he glides effortlessly through a seemingly endless list of tasks, often under appreciated, always with the professional calm reserved to the masters of their craft.
Matt and I chat each morning after our daily standup and discuss the trials ahead. I do my best to offer my support (can’t take the cheer out of the cheerleader!) because I know just how much responsibility he has at Decent Labs, and at home being an excellent father of two. Matt has to be at the top of his game, every day. Despite his impressive portfolio, he is constantly improving his craft, educating himself on the newest trends in design and technology, and ensuring that every Decent Labs company can boast a world-class product. He creates magic every day.
Matt and I had a chance to take a breather today so I could get his perspective on the industry, his role at Decent Labs and what he sees as the future of UI/UX design.