I'm a designer currently leading product design and research at Kandji. I love to demystify complex problem spaces, shape product strategy around user needs, and empower people around me to do their best work.
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As a design practitioner, I love solving problems across the product development process—from user research and discovery, through visual design and prototyping. My background in development helps me narrow in on the details and bridge the gap between design and code.
As a design leader, I look for ways to connect people and ideas, influence processes to drive business outcomes, and support my teams with career development and coaching.
Outside of work, I enjoy ✈️ traveling, 📈 investing, 🧑🏻💻 coding, 🍿 going to the movies, and 🍲 trying new restaurants. Born and raised in El Paso, TX, I’ve since lived in Austin, Chicago, and the Bay Area. I now live in Brooklyn with my partner.
Director of Product Design at Kandji
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About this site
This website was designed and developed by me, Matt Castillo. Designs were created in Figma. Typography was set using Elza and Elza Text by Blackletra Type Foundry, and served on Adobe Fonts. This site was built in Visual Studio Code, styled with TailwindCSS, generated using Jekyll, and deployed on Github Pages and Netlify.