Hi there! Matt here. I’m the founder and proud owner of Painted Digital. I started Painted Digital to escape from the drudgery of working underneath someone else’s creative ideas and really get to run on my own with projects. I design and often code all the things you see here. Much of my work has been for other employers, but in September 2009, I started working on my own projects and freelancing. I’m currently accepting work and would be happy to hear about any project you would like my help on.
Web Design & Development
The web is my bread and butter. I’ve tried to escape it, but I just can’t stop making things for the web. I started back in 1999 when I was only 13! I’ve learned a lot since then and the web has changed a lot, but having such a fond relationship with it, I have a great grasp on current trends and marketing. If you commission me to design your website, I will work very quickly to get you the look you need. Whether it’s a sleek, full professional site, or one-page CD promotion, I can help you get a fantastic new site.
I build my sites on the most popular platform on the web right now, known as WordPress. WordPress provides you with a great visual way to update your content all on your own. Once you have your site, you won’t need to pay me anymore! Isn’t that great? Wait a second… Anyhow, by building for WordPress, it also means that you can change the look in the future, without losing your content. It also allows multiple users, email updating, and much more. It’s a fantastic system and I highly recommend it.
Growing up I always was drawing. Whether it was a character from a video game, TV show, or just coming up for icons for my friends’ clubs and bands. I never thought of the usefulness of this skill until I learned Graphic Design. I specialize in creative characters and logos and I absolutely love seeing a brand come to life!
Piggy-backing off of the above paragraph is my work in Illustration. It stems from the same passion for drawing and — what else — illustrating! Recent changes to the video game market especially has opened the door for freelance illustration and character creation. If you are developing a game and would like to work with me, I’d be thrilled. I also have experience in CD-cover design and would love to make your cover art.
Photography seems to have been given the least attention here on Painted Digital. It’s not because I think this is my weakest skill, but rather because I nearly feel it deserves it’s own site! My small showcase here on Painted Digital is to give you a taste of what can be done with my lens.