About Seth Matisak

Hands on Head of Design based in the UK

I’m currently full-time Head of Design at Forward Partners in London where I help pre-seed and seed companies build their product experiences.

I’ve been a professional designer for over 12 years now and a creative my whole life. I live and breathe design and brand.

I love to create meaningful identities and experiences that are rooted into the soul of a brand. I work with clients to first find that soul then through a collaborative process I help create the visuals, user experience and deliverables. That could be anything from a print based project, a React Native App, anything in between or a combination of digital and print.

My beliefs

Be Human

No politicking or self-motivated decisions

Life’s too short. Pettiness and ass hole-lry are a huge no. I care too much about good vibes and smiling so I tend to search for and work with people who enjoy working their asses off without being negative about it.


Motivated to craft meaningful experiences.

It’s easy to make something look pretty but that’s not why I’m a designer. Good design communicates beyond looks. It’s rooted in deep meaning and it means an inspiring and joyful experience from beginning to end.


Balancing passions to stay present

Design is and will always be my go to passion / hobby / career but that doesn’t mean it’s the be all end all of me. I believe you have to other outlets and interests to keep your mind fresh. My beautiful wife and daughter keep me level headed while our 2 labradors push the other way. Painting has also been an important creative outlet for me through the years including putting on a solo show in my hometown of Cleveland. Check it out here.