I have been a freelance graphic designer, art director, editor, and author for many years, with clients ranging from individual authors and artists to publishers, corporations, non-profits, and agencies. I provide a full range of design services, and I can provide editorial advice. The collaborative process makes it all come together.
I design websites that reflect the design and content of a book or body of work, using imagery provided by my clients as well as appropriate stock and historical images available online.
I specialize in websites built on Squarespace and WordPress, and an important part of my job is to help my clients become familiar with the administration functions on those platforms, so they are comfortable making edits and updates going forward.
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.
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"Working with Matthew has been a pleasure and he delivered more than he promised. I am exceedingly pleased with the quality of his work, his dedication to the tasks, and the detailed finesse with which he approached each project and chore." — Hotse Langeraar
"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
Aaron Cummins: "The Cartographers Guild and the Search for the Jade Mask"
Book, website and logo design for the first novel in this exciting series by Aaron Cummins. It was great fun working with Aaron to come up with a theme and images to help present this group of explorers and their adventures.
Hotse Langeraar: "Capuche"
I provided book design, book editing, and website redesign and overhaul for author Hotse Langeraar's remarkable historical novel. A project of many months, it was great fun from start to finish. Hotse and I collaborated well, which I hope is evident in the results.
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."
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