Matt Milosavljevic walks a fine line between designer and developer, with the singular goal of creating beautifully compelling user experience. He has spent the last 8 years building tools and applications aimed at helping other designers and developers get more done and have more fun doing it.
Meet Matt …
How long have you been in the biz?
The fact that my first computer was a Commodore64 should be some indication. I’ve been tinkering on computers since childhood and started designing and building websites in my teens.
Describe your role?
My role is a bit of a medley, but I think can probably best be described as creative problem solving.
I spend most of my time evaluating our customers’ needs and intentions and then designing interfaces and interactions that support them.
What do you enjoy most about development?
The most interesting thing about web development is it’s rate of change.
Best practice in web development such an ephemeral and thing and it forces you to push yourself and stay on your toes.
Anything you dislike about being a designer?
Making things for people is an incredibly rewarding experience, but building things on the web can be a touch isolating at times because you’re often far removed from your users and need to infer a lot from analytics.
Grand plans at Macropod?
As a founder my biggest kick is watching the company and team grow. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience to be a part of. In terms of big vision, it’s mainly a matter of pushing our products as far as they can go and learn as much as possible along the way.
What do you do for kicks/ or on the side?
More and more these days I try and spend time away from the computer.
Riding bikes, hiking, spending time with friends. It’s important to strike a balance between being immersed in a screen and spending time enjoying the physical spaces and connections around you.
If you weren’t doing this job what would you be doing?
The last office we occupied was an empty shell when we moved in. Some friends and I spent a month renovating it, painting walls, polishing concrete floors, basic carpentry. It was physically exhausting in a very good way, and it felt great to be working on something tangible for a change.
I’m not saying that’s what I would be doing full time but something I can see myself dabbling in.
What are you famous for?
I am famously sarcastic, but I’m working on it 🙂
You can find Matt on twitter @mmilo, find out what’s latest project he’s been dabbling in lately!