Matthew Young

Matthew Young - Web Developer

Hopewell, NJ, USA

With extensive experience in design and marketing, I create attractive websites that deliver your message and that are easy to maintain.

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Overview

I have been a freelance graphic designer, art director, editor, and author for more than 30 years, with clients ranging from individuals to publishers, corporations, non-profits, and agencies. I provide a full range of website and book design, and I can provide editorial advice. The collaborative process makes it all come together.

I welcome projects that include both book and website design, as I did for author and bookbinder Jamie Kamph, with her book "Tricks of the Trade" and the Stonehouse Bindery website.

Having published two books of my own, I know first-hand the complexities of writing and marketing one's own book. In my freelance capacity, I have also designed and edited for Oak Knoll Books and Press for many years, and I have conducted and edited author interviews for their website and YouTube channel. From 2015-2020, I managed their publishing and distribution programs.

Clients have included authors, artists, nonprofits, and small businesses, including: the Ascensius Press, author Jamie Kamph, artist Nancy Staub Laughlin, photographer Richard Speedy, RSVP (Research Society for Victorian Periodicals), Oak Knoll Books/Press, Jazz Nights Princeton, Wildlife Center Friends, and SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing).

If you have a website and/or book design project you'd like to discuss, please get in touch!

Recommendations:

"Matthew’s web design and construction was based on my book, which he also designed. It helped promote the book, while serving the long-term purpose of showcasing my bookbinding skills and aesthetic. He understands the material to be conveyed and does so with ease, accuracy, and elegance." —Jamie Kamph

"I'm delighted with the process and completion of the website design project I had the pleasure of working on with you. I've gotten great feedback about the site, and it's proving indispensable." — Jack Huston
Services
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Poetry
Short Story
Young Adult
Works with
Squarespace
WordPress

Work experience

Owner, creative director

Self-employed
January, 1990 – Present (over 31 years)

Projects

Elena Southworth

Website for a teenage author publishing her second book about sibling rivalry and family complications. The website includes a welcome message from Elena, pages for each title, one for reviews and interviews, and one for media events and appearances. I worked primarily with Elena's mother, Nayla, and all contact and social media links on the website were carefully directed to a publicist and/or Nayla.

Jamie Kamph: "Tricks of the Trade"

Website design and book design. Jamie writes, "Matthew’s web design and construction was based on my book, which he also designed. It helped promote the book, while serving the long-term purpose of showcasing my bookbinding skills and aesthetic. He understands the material to be conveyed and does so with ease, accuracy, and elegance."

Matthew has 4 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Nayla Southworth
Matthew was instrumental in making my author website very professional-looking, without compromising style and the ease of using the site. He answered emails immediately, offered excellent advice when asked, and created a fun and engaging website. I will continue using Matthew for any updating on my website. Very highly reccomend!

Nayla Southworth, August 2021

Matthew Young
Thanks Nayla! This was a delightful project from beginning to end, and I look forward to seeing the response to Elena's new book and activities, and to and the website!

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Lexie Fry
I appreciated working with Matthew, who is not only competent, but creative. He has good ideas. He was also quickly responsive, which also is appreciated, as at the time--just before publication--we're usually pretty much stressed out. Thank you, Matthew!

Lexie Fry, May 2021

Matthew Young
Thanks Lexie, it has been a pleasure working with you to bring your website up to the level you were looking for.

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Irvine Harris
Matthew was a wonderful find. He did a great job editing my website and gave me great advice in helping to promote it by helping develop some promotional materials and finding targets.

Irvine Harris, May 2021

Matthew Young
Thanks Irvine, it has been great working with you on such an ambitious and worthwhile project. Glad I could contribute!

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Irvine Harris
Matthew did an outstanding job with my website and with his understanding of my project. Helpful suggestions to improve my message.

Irvine Harris, April 2021

Matthew Young
It was a pleasure working with and getting to know Irvine. Our ideas were in sync, and we were able to get the website where he wanted it to be on a short time line.

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