Hi, I'm Matthew Riches; designer, developer and gamer.
Wrote my first computer programme.
Created my first video game.
Created high-end computer retail company; I sold it 3 years later.
Left school with 12 GCSEs and 2 national merits.
Junior games tester at Microsoft Game Studios.
Officially reviewed first game.
Helped build a new Intranet for AXA UK.
BSc 1:1, Psychology at Open University.
Volunteer teacher for Ipswich Computing Society.
Received first web design award.
Created a company to solve computer problems; it was bought by Microsoft.
Helped build some of the core WordPress modules.
Web Designer AV Unit.
Featured on Anglia News as video game specialist.
Created light-gun game for Drontal.
Assistant Editor for PlayStation EU Blog (unofficial).
Helped build an Extranet for the biggest face-to-face marketing company in the world.
Created not-for-profit site No Fuss Reviews.
Published first browser extension.
Created a company to find takeaway menus; it was bought by Just Eat.
Google AdWords Certification.
Won a tournament of Wipeout HD against it's own developers.
E-Learning Development Officer Suffolk New College.
Created a social media strategy that increased engagement by 3,000%.
Provided design consultancy for Money Super Market.
Provided design consultancy for new ITV website.
SEO Agency Certification.
Provided UX consultancy to Midstream Media.
First time supporting E3 live blog.
Editor-in-chief for Games, Gadgets and Gizmos.
SEM Agency Certification.
Published first mobile app.
Created video game news aggregation site; it was bought by NewsBoiler.
MCA SQL Server 2008.
Provided UX consultancy to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Moved to Cambridge.
Web Developer Transversal.
Listen to what I'm listening to .
Created customer facing help site and wine guide for Majestic Wine.
Freelance web design for PlayStation America.
Built live chat solution for The Body Shop.
Built FAQ site for call center and onroad agents.
Built help website for National Citizen Service.
Built specialist micro site for Petplan.
Launched KarmApp mobile app for tracking Karma.
Concept art and graphic support.
Trashed my old site and decided to make something fun!
Contracted UI/UX Designer.
Joined Startup company, VocalIQ.
Technical and marketing support for TEST Clan.