Matthew Declercq

Matthew Declercq Portrait

UX Designer/Researcher & Front-End Developer

Welcome to my portfolio site. Here you will find a few of my favorite projects I’ve had the opportunity to work on. My work history and references can be found on my LinkedIn page. Résumé available here.

A Little Bit About Me

I am a User Experience Designer and Front-End Developer based out of the Detroit area. I recently graduated from Michigan State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Experience Architecture. My passion lies in vehicles of all kinds: planes, trains, automobiles, boats, you name it. In my spare time sailing, skiing and fishing are a few of my favorite hobbies.

How I Would Describe Myself

Detail Oriented

In my mind nothing is ever complete—there is always room for improvement. The smallest of changes make some of the biggest experience improvements. Equally, the smallest of mistakes can develop into the biggest problems. I have an acute eye that catches complications and pain-points before they ever become a problem.

Problem Solver

Racing sailboats has equipped me with problem solving skills. Equipment can break and potentially catastrophic failures can happen. When you are out on the water, sometimes days away from land, you must be quick to develop a solution. Resources are scarce, and teamwork with your fellow shipmates is critical. The skills I have learned on the water enable me to quickly adapt and overcome.


Creating luck is one of my favorite things to do; the best way to accomplish that is exploring uncharted territory. I never turn down the opportunity to travel and work hard to seek out new adventures.


I have a whatever-it-takes attitude and will not stop until the job is done. I feel right at home with all kinds of tools, instruments and machinery. My actions are precisely calculated at getting me where I want to go next.

Projects & Design

Check out some of my favorite work

People standing around msu library digital signage hub

MSU Main Library’s Digital Signage

User Testing & Developing Wayfinding Systems

wires illumination leds

Adafruit Flora Wearable GPS

Developing Consumer Wearables

high fidelity wireframe of digital repository

MSU Libraries Digital Repository

Rapid Prototyping

sample screen of classroom emergency hub

MSU Interactive Classroom Emergency Hub

Improving Emergency Response

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Document Design Tips & Tricks

How to Create Effective Documents

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