Bearded is a UX design and web development agency located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2008, we create web applications, workflows, and large content-driven websites that result in great user experiences.

Matt Griffin, founder

Matt Griffin Founder

Matt is a designer and founder of Bearded. His belief in the power of multi-disciplinary collaboration continues to influence the way we approach our work and client relationships. Matt speaks around the world about web design process, and regularly contributes to A List Apart.

Brett Bender, developer

Brett Bender Developer

Brett brings a background in computer science and software engineering to his work as a developer at Bearded. He is deeply knowledgable about best practices and what it takes to create clean, efficient, performant code.

Matt Braun, designer

Matt Braun UX Designer

Matt believes in clear, unified, purpose-driven design that solve users' problems and align with client goals. He enjoys exploring new possibilities in an ever-changing web. His award-winning designs are as usable as they are beautiful.

Jeremy Hedges, UX Strategist

Jeremy Hedges UX Strategist

Jeremy takes a collaborative, research-driven approach to designing experiences for our clients. With a dual background in information science and communication, Jeremy investigates how people think and what’s important to them to plan a way forward.

Rachel McGrane, Developer

Rachel McGrane Developer

Rachel’s work lives at the intersection of code and design, and the endless possibilities that present themselves there. With a background in information science and a keen eye, Rachel moves between visual solutions and functional code, making her a valuable member of the Bearded team.

Elaine Zelmanov, UX Strategist

Elaine Zelmanov UX Strategist

Elaine brings years of consulting experience with corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations to Bearded. She helps our clients navigate internal constraints and external challenges to deliver outstanding user experiences.