Mat Helme

Visual System Designer
at Google

Focused on defining principle driven visual experiences that scale to global products connecting both people and brand. Lately, I've been putting a lot of thought into personalized illustrative languages and emerging surfaces, as well as getting machines to draw.


2015 – 2019

Google

  • VSD Beta Studio

  • Visual experiments MMXVIII

  • Google Weather animated weather icon system

  • Google News product illustration revamp

  • Google Design - Method Podcast, Episode 16

  • Illustration Repo

  • Cameos brand identity

  • Authored Google product illustration Playbook & Manual

  • Assistant feature icon system

  • People & Hand research collaboration and archive

  • Formation of TIG [The Illustrators Guild]

  • Bulletin brand identity

  • Search, Maps, Users, Assistant product illustration revamp

  • Illustartion team training

  • Defined core product illustrative langauage

  • Assistant explore imagery set

  • Salt & Pepper - the art of illustrating texture article

  • Smart lock brand identity

  • Sign-in illustrative language

  • Unphishable API

  • Miniapps visual system

  • Help & Support Multimedia playbook

  • Screengrab Ghost research tool

2012 – 2015

Treehouse

  • The Four P's to problem solving article

  • Marketing brand strategy and execution

  • Illustration & animation spec

  • Exercise Your Creative premium content series

  • Design Foundations educational course

  • Adobe Illustrator educational ourse

2009-2012

Platinum Creative

  • Web Designer

  • Graphic Designer

2007-2009

NBC Golf Channel

  • New Media Designer

2005-2007

Freelance +

  • Personal Clients

  • Level Agency

  • Infamous Graphics