User Experience Engineer

My name is Matthew Harwood and I am a generalist ; slowly becoming a specialist in Software Engineering. I mix art, design, and technology, to create effective experiences that deliver value at scale. My professional goals are simple: surround myself by smart, energetic, creative people while working on solving problems that matter.

What is UX Engineering



  • UberSenior Design EngineerDecember 2018 ~ PresentWorks on building and maintaining
  • R/GA @ Google Mountain ViewSenior Software EngineerAugust 2015 ~ December 2018Worked as an embedded Software Engineer for Google’s Interactive Marketing Division.
  • AKQA S.FCreative DeveloperAugust 2014 ~ August 2015Worked as a Designer and Developer for physical and digital brand experiences e.g. Target and Nike. Also, worked as an embedded Web Developer for Apple’s Interactive Marcom division.
  • QOMO HiteVisionMarketing DeveloperJanuary 2010 ~ January 2012Created comprehensive marketing materials through web, print, and video for businesses, educational, and governmental establishments.


  • Simon Fraser UniversityB.S. Interactive SystemsSeptember 2011 ~ January 2014 Studied how to design, develop, and apply interactive systems with particular emphasis on how people use them through a combination of computing foundations, user-centred design principles, and programming practice.
  • Oakland Community CollegeSoftware Engineering Associate’s DegreeSeptember 2008 ~ December 2010
  • Wayne State UniversityB.A. Asian StudiesSeptember 2005 ~ January 2008To prepare students for the increasing demand for professionals with training in Chinese and Japanese.
  • Oakland Community CollegeLiberal Arts Associate’s DegreeJanuary 2004 ~ December 2005


  • R/GABotBot2017Voice Actor & Hand Model.


Object Oriented JavaScript, AngularJS, AWS, CSS/SCSS, Vector/DOM, Motion Graphics, Semantic HTML, Typescript, NodeJS, Golang, i18n, a11y, Web Workflow


Interaction Design, Fullstack Development, ES Next, CSS4+, Modern Web to Native Workflows, Angular, Industrial Design, Typography, Entrepreneurship, Motion Design, Architecture, Skateboarding, Guitar


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