Matt Johnson

Senior UX Designer / Visual Designer
Certified UX Practitioner / Interaction Design Specialty,
Nielsen Norman Group


Senior UX designer and visual designer developing research-based, data-driven business solutions in diverse industries.

Manages all phases of UX and visual communication deliverables including project definition, budget and schedule, research, user story and requirement elicitation, functional specs, interactive prototyping, design, development to code-ready state, testing, quality control, and deployment.

Experienced with designing interfaces that leverage WCAG 2.0 guidelines to comply with federal ADA and Section 508 standards.

Experienced with integrating UX best practices into the agile/scrum framework.

Experienced in print and digital media.

Software and Systems: Adobe Creative Cloud: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe XD; Office 365: Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, Power BI; HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript; WordPress, Evoq, Joomla, Drupal; InVision, Sketch, Balsamiq; Slack, Pivotal Tracker, Basecamp.


State of Alaska
Department of Education and Early Development

2021 – Present

Leverage the power of UX and graphic design to support DEED initiatives to provide an excellent education for every student every day.

Resource Data, Inc.
Senior UX Designer / Project Manager
2013 – 2021

Senior Designer
2005 – 2013

Graphic Designer
2000 – 2004

Development of UX and visual design business solutions in healthcare, oil and gas, renewable energy, federal/state/municipal government, Alaska Native corporations, banking, and public utilities.

Provided UX and visual design solutions to clients in the health-care sector, including Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Southcentral Foundation, and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Provided UX and visual design solutions to clients in the oil and gas industry.

Provided project management and design for an ADA-compliant UI for the Alaska Department of Revenue, Child Support Services Division.

Provided project management and design for an ADA compliant JAWS compatible EIS for the Alaska Department of Labor.

Design ops, UX, and creative direction for standards and procedures for internet/intranet, branding, advertising, and collateral communications. Developed and implemented UX standards for company Intranet.

Lead UX designer for federal initiative to bring agile development methodologies to state-level agencies.

UX certification, Nielsen Norman Group, Interaction Design Specialty, July 2015

Interactive design award, AIGA Alaska, LEO Observer mobile app, November 2015


Team Lead, Creative Services Department
Embedded at BP Exploration
September 1998 – March 2000

Managed team of four full-time employees supporting multiple oil and gas departments with web, print, and environmental design support.

Record of results with key client led to additional assignments with CTG Corporate, Sakhalin Island Development, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, LNG Consortium, and the State of Alaska.



Portland State University
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Honor Graduate

Nielsen Norman Group
UX Certification, Interaction Design Specialty
License UXC#1008187 Certification Date July 2015

Ongoing continuing education in Human Factors, Usability, Project Management best practices, MS Project.


Board member, Alaska Photographic Center
2008 – Present

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Municipality of Anchorage
2014 – Present

President, North Star Community Council.
2009 – 2012
Served three consecutive elected terms, focused on bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly transportation corridors, and neighborhood safety

Adjunct professor of graphic design, University of Alaska, Anchorage,
1998 – 1999

Ongoing: Photographer with work in permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska State Museum, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank, and private collections. Exhibited internationally at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton England.