Matt Phillips


My name is Matt Phillips, I'm an Interaction Designer and Computer Scientist living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I currently work as an independent consultant, but am seeking more - I want to join your focused, dynamic team and build wonderful things together.


Listed here, you'll find examples of work I've produced - a mix of sketches, wireframes, user research, visual assets, code and prototypes. logo

Perma Case Study

A case study that walks through the process used to define interactions in this Harvard University web archiving service.

Product Design. Interaction Design.

Screen capture of many thin, small lines layered on top of one another

Algorithmic Art

A focused look at the technical details required to display dynamic visualzations across devices.

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OpenBooth Case Study

A journey through the process used to define the form and features of this occupiable furniture product.

Product Design. Industrial Design. logo


A ragtag gallery of illustrations and graphics from recent projects.

Illustrator. Graphic designer.


I'm seeking to join a dynamic group of people working hard to solve a meaningful problem. I want to contribute through sketches, wireframes, user research, visual assets, code and prototypes.

My name is Matthew Phillips and I founded Public Good Studio in 2017. PGS exists to make forward looking products for public good organizations. Especially libraries.

We keep our studio and our efforts sustainable by only producing goods that are marketable broadly.

The first in a series of many PGS products is OpenBooth. OpenBooth is a phone booth that offers maximum transparency and accessibility. It adds privacy and mental focus to libraries, lobbies, open offices, and similar working environments.

The work I do at PGS has been greatly shaped by my previous professional position in the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. I spent seven years in the Lab and learned a tremendous amount about shaping the technical, organizational and creative dimensions of tools in the library and internet spaces.

I hold a B.S. in Computer Science from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Bicycles, booths, computers, horseplay, style and libraries consume most of my time.

As I write this in early 2020, PGS is focused on OpenBooth - manufacturing and selling. Though, we're always up for a fun collaboration, let's connect!

Thank you for reading.

Matt Phillips


For collaborations, quotes and general inquiries.

Text     650-666-7241

Drop us a note if you'd like to visit us at the studio/shop.

104 Constitution Drive, Unit 4
Menlo Park, California 94025