Liam Matteson

👋 Hey! I'm Liam

As a designer, I am passionate about exploring the intersection of product design, platform design, and interface design. I have a deep-seated desire to solve complex problems, and thrive in collaborative environments where I can work with others to create high-quality software that embodies both craftsmanship and exceptional UI design.

In my free time, I enjoy improving my cooking skills by trying out new recipes, as well as staying active through hiking, running, and weekend pickleball games.

My Process

My process is flexible and relies on the complexity of the project and problem at hand. Generally speaking, the digram represented below showcases my process.

My life in design

Many people have a story of how they found design. Each persons story is unique to them and interesting its own way. Here’s my story so far.

🌁 Present day

All caught up!


Joined back @ Upperstudy as a Lead Product Designer


Helped create and build Vanta's first Design System, and shipped a variety of product features for small, mid-market, and enterprise customers

Joined @ Vanta as 3rd product designer

Designed some 0-1 products while apprenticing @ Upperstudy


Joined @ Upperstudy as a Product Design Apprentice

Helping out with FoF Design Systems community content

Flew to San Fransisco, CA in February for Figma's first ever event, Config 2020

Helped launch a new website for @


Hired on full-time at Halftone Digital in February of 2019

Built my first site using Webflow


In my last semester of school I found a new interest for User Experience and Interface Design. An easy pivot from Architecture

Found a summer internship at a local AR startup called Praxik

During internship I designed a childrens app for the Science Museum of Minnesota called Dino Finder

Began learning HTML and CSS

Hired in fall of 2018 for a UX/UI internship at Halftone Digital


Moved to Minneapolis, MN where I began to study Architecture


Started college at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Started studying for a degree in business but then said “hell nah”

During my free time in the dorms I designed photo manipulations and logos for friends


Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl XLV

Got my first computer that was all MINE

Started designing graphics for people in the gaming community

Created first PSD + C4D template for a handful of gamers


Freshman Year of High school


The year of COD: Modern Warfare 2


Got my first videogame system (GameBoy Advanced)


Club Penguin was released and I had multiple in-game igloo parties


Millsberry was launched and I built a giant virtual mansion with friends


Born in Madison, WI at 9:48 PM *same time as father* (9:48 club)

⚡ IM ALIVE!!!!!!!