Matt Graham

UX and Frontend Development

A creative at heart, delivering apps that cause change.

I'm a web experience designer and frontend web developer living just outside of Detroit, MI. A designer who loves and understands the development process. I often write my own HTML, SCSS, Jekyll, PHP, implement JS, all while setting up the development environment and deploying to production. I focus on what it takes to make simple web applications, successful experiences. I automate all that I can, deploy to Heroku with my friend Hubot and utitlize the power of GitHub in almost everything I do.

I've worked at GitHub, Ordered List, DC+Design and other small design and development firms. I am passionate about designing simple, beautitul apps that change the way we live. I am currently working on contract projects with the right teams and projects. Please don't hesitate to reach out and say hello @michigangraham.

Atom is an open source text editor built as a desktop application based on web technologies. It has all your native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. What makes it different than say Sublime then? The power of the opensource community.

At GitHub I was part of the team who took Atom from a neat idea to a completely open source application that the market is now running with. I helped design and develop base UI and syntax themes, UX experience, marketing materials, among other elements. Get started at Atom.io

Onething 09 Live

Forerunner Music (2010)

  1. Lowest Place
  2. You Made a Way
  3. I Put On Christ
  4. Psalm of Abraham
  5. Where I Belong
  6. My Beloved
  7. People Get Ready
  8. Forevermore
  9. Real Love
  10. Grace to Love You
  11. Reason to Dance
  12. Whom the Son Sets Free
  13. No One Else

Play was how we did music at GitHub. As taken from the readme, "Play is an employee-powered iTunes-based client-driven distributed music server for your office. Also it can prepare your taxes." I never got it to do my taxes, however being able to queue up music accross the world and stream along side your remote co-workers; that was done well. Play was a Rails app originally built off iTunes DJ and later moved to MPD

I worked on designing iOS and Android apps, web interface, wrote markup and styles for the web app and even did a little speaking on Play. Additional design elements can be found on dribbble.

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GitHub for android still to this day holds a 4.4/5 Star rating and over 450,000 downloads in the Google Play store. I was the lone designer that worked alongside two developers to build and then opensource GitHub for Android.

Recent Authorings

  • Speaking Out
  • Shipping Github For Android
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