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About the Author
Matt Griffin is a UX lead at Shopify and founder of Bearded, a web design and consultancy.
In 2008, Matt founded Bearded, which he ran until 2017. He's a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by both net magazine and A List Apart.
Matt is also a letterpress printer and—along with Matt Braun—created Wood Type Revival, a project which converted lost historic wood type into digital fonts for modern designers. As if that weren't enough, he's also the director of the documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future.
He currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife Elizabeth and son Argus. Prior to entering the world of design, Matt was an active musician (drums, mostly) in Bloomington, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. He toured all over the world with a few indie bands, and played on a fair number of records. Somehow, he got sort of famous in Japan, which is a long story.