XDGO! is an action-oriented, fractional design leadership consultancy. Our mission is simple: Provide our clients with the value of full-time, executive & senior design leadership at a fraction of the cost. Founded by Matthew Doty in 2019, XDGO! has facilitated the formation & expansion of human-centered research, strategy, and design capabilities for a variety of clients experiencing a range of challenges.
MEET MATTHEW DOTY
As the founder of XDGO!, I bring nearly 20 years of design experience and 15+ years of visionary design leadership including...
Envisioning & designing the future for organizations ranging from smaller startups to global retailers.
Embedding a human-centered, experience-driven focus to ensure consistency across product lines, unite organizational silos, and deliver experiences that delight customers by anticipating what they will really need, want & expect.
Transforming organizational approaches to CX/UX/XD by implementing holistic, human-centered strategies across their suites of products, services & technologies
Driving cultural transformation through design thinking and human-centricity.
Building, leading, and scaling top-notch, in-house design practices
But don't just take my word for it. Read about what others are saying and why they recommend working with me.
"We were VERY skeptical about bringing in consultants (let alone fractional leaders)! Matthew changed all of that!"
CEO / Financial Software Company
"I brought Matthew into the early stages of my efforts to reimagine our Experience Design (XD) capability. Our goal was to position ourselves to influence the organization more broadly than ever before. After an 18-month, part-time fractional leadership engagement, Matthew produced outstanding results including getting key executives to understand & advocate for the XD capability, facilitating the co-creation of clear XD leadership team vision/mission/priorities, supporting the launch of the XD team's efforts to articulate our operating model, ways of working, common language & skills framework"
VP Experience Design / Global Retailer
"When I first met Matthew, his energy made my day. Jumping up at the whiteboard to explain his philosophy on user centered design, I was an instant fan. Since then, he and I have partnered together on many complex engagements and I have found him to be not only a thoughtful and intelligent partner but also a kind and ever-optimistic ally for designers. Matthew always wants to give his best, do his best, make the best solution, and it's something that I, the teams he builds, and his clients have the utmost respect for."
CMO / Boutique Agency
"Matthew is inspirational and passionate about designing experiences and everything surrounding this discipline. His high-energy is contagious and he is a joy to work with. Matthew is process-oriented and an effective communicator. We benefited greatly from Matthew's experience, forward-thinking attitude and work ethic."
Creative Director / International Health & Fitness Company
"Matthew is one of the best leaders I've had the pleasure of working with. At his core, he's a teacher and coach, passionate about spreading the gospel of user centered design and getting to know and develop those on his team. He's kind of a mad scientist... and I absolutely loved it - he inspired everyone and constantly had fresh ideas to solve problems. I also learned and benefited tremendously from his style of leadership - which is open, direct, compassionate, and personal. I would love to work with him again and can't recommend him more highly."
Research Manager / National Digital Agency
"Matthew understands the value of both serving a team's autonomy and their greater alignment to priorities. I learned from him the power of unblocking teams to drive amazing outcomes. Working with Matthew, he always carried a deep knowledge and expertise of HCD practices and more importantly how to apply them to changing our internal culture (which is quite the task at a company as large as ours). With his leadership and skills we were able to grow a CX organization and build up the HCD acumen of our entire company both rapidly and effectively."
Agile Coach / International Retailer
"Matthew began when the team was brand new, beaten down and uncertain of our purpose. He brought curiosity, compassion, direction, humor, and a positive silver lining to the toughest of situations. He sat down, listened, and dove-in head first to pave the way – all with a smile and sometimes goofy laugh and dad jokes. He took our team from an untested glimmer of a wild and crazy idea to a solid and respected group who has made a huge impact on the overall organization. He evangelized the power of human-centered design across the organization, and raised the bar on our practice and our outcomes. I am so proud of the work we did together and the team we built. We could not have gotten here without Matthew."
Design Manager / National Retailer