A true child of the 80’s, 3thought co-founder Matt Ulvila has surfed the wave of personal computing and computer graphics all his life. As a young boy, Matt spent hours on a Mac 512k doodling with MacPaint. With a father in the print business and a designer for a mother, Matt was nearly predisposed to becoming a designer himself.
Matt’s professional career began at the age of 16 when he was hired as an intern at a local design studio. He worked there throughout college and began his full-time career immediately after graduation form Keene State College. During his 14 years with Shields Design Studio, his role evolved from intern to designer/project manager allowing him the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills.
A natural leader, Matt understands his own strengths and how to utilize the strengths of the people around him. He has a talent for listening first, and then asking the “right” questions to find creative solutions for his clients. Matt is constantly seeking to better himself and his love of learning is evident with the size and diversity of the news feeds in his RSS reader.
Along with business partner Shea Baker, Matt founded 3thought in 2009, and even with the questionable economy of the time, Matt and Shea have grew 3thought from a concept, into a successful small business. A task that required passion, dedication and keen understanding of marketing strategy and branding.
Today Matt designs, sells, implements content, tweets, networks and manages projects. In his free time, Matt is an avid reader, eater, gamer, tweeter and lover of technology and gadgets. Matt also serves as an elected member the Keene State College Alumni Board of Directors. He also finds some time mentor students and volunteer with local organizations such as the South Shore Young Professionals and Tech Day Camp.