"When I think of Matt Walsh, I quickly stack up the accolades in my mind like a professional blackjack dealer: intensely intelligent, focused, a whip-smart designer, a strong leader gifted with a truly creative mind. Click, clack. Click, clack. And when I tally up the many campaigns and products that have been produced at CP+B with his contributions, the chips of compliments grow into a stack of columns like magic.
But even more incredible, is his ability to recruit young talent, drop them into the challenging rabbit hole of modern advertising and digital design, and somehow metaphorically feed them both the CP+B blue pill AND the red pill. Because when they come out the other side, they've evolved into a team of some of the best Experience Designers you can find anywhere. That's impressive. And, to me, a powerful inspiration. Our work is important, but when we look back on our careers, I suspect that the quality of people we spent our professional life with, will leave the most lasting impressions. Matt has been raising that bar of quality, year after year.
So if you're a designer, or an agency leader, who is thinking of working with Matt, allow me to help you make up your mind. Do it! I wager that you will be as profoundly affected as those of us who have been lucky enough to consider him a colleague, a mentor and a friend."
- JoRoan Lazaro
I worked with JoRoan as an Experience Director in our Miami office. He's now a Creative Director at R/GA SF.
"Matt was the architect of CP+B's "No Dead Ends" integrated philosophy and integral to so many of our successes over the last decade. I would highly recommend Matt to any company in need of modernizing their approach of reaching consumers in a meaningful way. There are very few people who know more than Matt when it comes to where our industry is headed and even less talented enough to take you there."
- Rob Reilly
I worked with Rob when he was Chief Creative Officer of CP+B.
"Watching Matt review a digital experience is like watching Jason Bourne scope a room. He sees things in UX that normal people just don't see. At least, not without six months of live usage data. So he's a real craftsman. He's also great to work with. He's collaborative, creative, innovative and a genuine leader. He's played a huge role in CP+B's success as a digital shop, and makes everything he works on better. Matt is a real pro."
I worked with Tom as an Executive Creative Director in CP+B's Boulder office. He's now an Executive Creative Director at BBDO NY.
"Very few times do you run across a true talent like Matt. Constant professional, and honest. Spoke truly to the brand for nikegridiron.com; Not afraid to speak his mind, and at the same time not afraid to admit his mistakes."
- Harshal Sisodia
I worked with Harshal as a Senior Integrated Producer on Nike at R/GA. He's now the Global Digital Director for Brand Jordan at Nike.
"With a keen sense of technology and interaction design coupled with deep knowledge/interest in gaming (among other things), Matt is a great insightful colleague that I look forward to working with in the future again."
- Rei Inamoto
I worked with Rei as the Executive Creative Director of the Nike Account at R/GA. He's now the Chief Creative Officer of AKQA.
Matt Walsh is the best UX leader I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Matt leads by example demonstrating not only how to be a great designer, but also a spectacular manager who values people and nurturing a team above all else. He was the first UX hire at an agency that wanted to blaze new trails so he grew from a team of one into running a power house of 25 world class UX designers across 4 offices worldwide. Matt has magnificent zoom control that empowers him to work at the detailed level of wireframes and prototypes but also communicate with c-level stockholders and communicate the vision for an experience to get everyone on board and feeling passionate about what we're all building. The 3 years I spent at CP+B reporting to him were the most educational and rewarding years of my career so far. He is a visionary designer, a gifted mentor, and an incredibly likable guy. His potential is absolutely limitless - I'm eager to see what he builds next.
- Angel Anderson
I worked with Angel as an Experience Director in our LA office.