Innovators: Matthew Smith, Creative Director at Zaarly

Matthew Smith

Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes them tick? What advice do they have for tech founders? What tools do they use to get the job done? Read on to find out.

Matthew Smith is the Creative Director at Zaarly, founded and runs CoWork in Greenville, SC, is Co-Founder of The Iron Yard, a Tech Stars startup incubator, and is the original creator of Pattern Tap, a top site for web designers to find specific kinds of designs for education and inspiration – now in the faithful hands of Zurb.

Matthew’s client list includes the US Postal Service and The Gates Foundation, but his favorite clients have been the small businesses like Blue Sky Resumes who’s success he helped craft through critical design and entrepreneurial thinking. He’s taken his skill set into the product world and will likely never look back.

When he’s not leading creative at Zaarly you can find Matthew playing with pixels at Dribbble, delighting in his family, arguing about the uselessness of the IRS, or generally ...

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