Hi there! I'm Matti Hicks, a product designer currently helping students discover the world.
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Education First

UX design, user research, prototyping, and content strategy

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Designing for cancer research

Senior UX Designer, working to design better social and collaboration technologies

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Portable Ultrasound for Village Midwives

UX Designer, researching and designing a low cost medical device to save lives

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DogStay: a tailored dog boarding experience

A self-initiated project - based on my love for dogs 🐶

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I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, raised by two hardworking parents who reluctantly let me study abroad in Germany when I was 17. After graduating high school I moved to Seattle and worked in cafes until I could afford college.

In college I won scholarships that enabled me to develop strong passions for art, digital design, research, and writing. I also studied in Italy, interned in Holland, and conducted fieldwork in Uganda.

Less than a month after graduating college I moved to Switzerland. Today I'm most excited about working on problems that help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

I work with...

  • Sketch
  • Framer/HTML-CSS
  • Adobe Suite
  • Spotify

And for fun I...