About

Bright & Matt has a 10 year history of working on a wide range of projects and services with product owners, designers, researchers, developers and delivery managers. We focus on delivering value not an abstraction of it, in a rapid, productive lean agile way.

Prioritising user needs, business requirements and a project scope and roadmap, we sketch, design and code things quickly, getting stuff in front of people and giving precedence to conversations over documentation.

Bright & Matt is run by Matthew Solle

Details on LinkedIn or CV

We are a network of collaborators and we operate on trust. We put the team together and take the stress out of assembling a high quality, reliable team.

Collaborators:

Gavin Wye
Andrew Travers
Simon Whatley
Sam Groves
Veronika Jermolina
Claire Mitchell
Nic Price
Raj Panjwani
Jason Bootle
Adam Silver

Email me or check work availability at @brightandmatt

Recommendations

From Gavin Wye

“At the Ministry of Justice, Matthew built and scaled one of the best digital design teams in government. His ability to lead at all levels is second to none. Matthew understands that people take time and willingly gives this time to support and help people grow. He brings people together in a gentle and unassuming way, empowering everyone in the process. He is also a brilliant designer and writer in his own right. Matthew is a connector, a collaborator and an instigator. I would work with him again at the drop of a hat and would recommend that everyone should work with Matthew at least once in their career.”

From Adam Silver

“Matthew is an excellent design leader. I worked with him at the Ministry of Justice where he built one of the most talented, friendly and highly-rated design teams in government. He has a great combination of qualities that make him a great leader. He’s warm, experienced, conscientious and productive. For example, he designed an excellent onboarding process and was instrumental in the creation of the MOJ Design System and register of public services. If it’s not obvious already, I would highly recommend Matthew and would love to work with him again.”

From Nic Price, Director, People Thinking Ltd

“Matthew has a great knack of bringing the best out of everyone on a project. He picks up on what matters and makes sure the right voices are listened to at the right time. Matthew can stand back and see the whole, while knowing when to lean in and look after the parts. He knows when a project requires his meticulous attention to detail (for example, in communicative diagrams) and when it needs his team facilitation and leadership abilities. He is also a great person to put the world to rights with, and I look forward to our next opportunity to work together.”

From Jenny Dunlop at Intel

“Matthew is a smart, versatile and talented designer. He quickly grasps the salient issues of formless problems, and he patiently and rigourously arrives the right solution. His deliverables are top notch; thorough and well thought-out. He is calm and professional and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him.”

From Tanya Ahmed, User Experience Architect, Lab49

“Matthew is a strategic thinker, skilled at mobilising and inspiring teams – and also a joy to work with. Moreover he has been a supportive colleague -and a great listener. He has the expertise and experience in the field to design rich user experiences. Would love to work again with him in the future!”

From Justin Robinson, UX Architect, Lab49

“Matthew is the guy I want in the room right from the start, when ideas are ten a penny and there is no shape or form to the concept or proposition. Matthew is the kind of designer who can begin to craft a strategy and a reality from the chaos that constitutes many large scale enterprise projects. Both manic and composed, he’s a salient soul who needs no help in sifting the signals from the noise and is a rock solid colleague who I’d work with any time. He is also the man who left me the most hilarious voice mail I’m ever likely to receive.”

From Ann Carrier, User Experience Consultant, Lab49

“Matthew is a lynchpin. He connects. Whether it’s people or ideas, he brings seemingly chaotic elements together and the result might be unexpected, but will certainly be interesting. His commitment to producing good work is unshakeable, and he’s a thoughtful and supportive colleague, whether working as part of the same team or not. He’s top of the list of people I want to work with again some day.”