Unleash innovation and productivity through Design.

Meet Matěj

Matěj Káninský


Years of experience in UX & Design.


UXers in the largest design team I've led.


Millions of euros in budget responsibility.

I’m an award-winning experience design leader with an extensive experience in UX design, user research, service design and art direction.

I’ve built successful teams, got top management’s buy-in to support and finance customer-centred initiatives, made design operations leaner and more effective, created product visions and made them a reality, and connected design with the rest of the organisation to benefit the end customer and the business.


UX & Design Consulting and Leadership, Self-employed
Prague, CZ, EU & Worldwide
Lecturer @ Masaryk University (seasonal, part-time)
Brno, CZ, EU
Lead, then Head of UX & Digital Design @ ŠKODA AUTO
Prague, CZ, EU
UX & Design Lead @ BBC
London, UK
UX Designer @ Which? Consumer Association
London, UK
UX & UI Consultant and Designer, Freelance
Prague, CZ, EU

Select organisations I’ve worked with

Awards & Certifications


Our collaboration can last from a couple of hours to several months. I’ll tailor everything to your specific needs.


Working better together

Org structure
Team composition
Collaboration models
Hiring and onboarding

Getting the work done faster

Process and allocation optimisation
Efficient tool pipelines and workflows
Design system and Design principles
UX maturity assessment and strategy

Creating meaningful impact

Buy-in from stakeholders
Education and training
Customer-centricity evangelism


Interim manager or head of design

I can step in when you're scaling up fast and need an experienced leader to help set things up, or something unexpected happened.

Service/Product vision and strategy

I’ll help you define your product vision and a strategy to get there.

Coaching and mentoring

I regularly coach and mentor researchers and designers, from internships to lead level. I’ll help you find the right direction.


See my work

Let’s work together

Whether you already have something specific in mind or you need help framing your challenge, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

I'm based in Prague, CZ, Europe. Available for remote work globally.