Mattie Wells

Mattie Wells - Designer

Providence, RI, USA

I'm an energetic and collaborative designer with 12+ years of publishing work. Specializing in DIY & craft books for all ages.

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Overview

Hi! Let's make something awesome!

I'm a designer with over 13 years of publishing and illustration experience and a fine art background. My design career started with an internship at Quarto Publishing Group where I first fell in love with book design.

I spent over 10 years as the lead creative for a marketing agency where I learned the importance of deadlines and client communication. Now, I spend my days full-time freelancing. I love working on informational and instructional books, especially if they have to do with crafts, plants, kids or animals.

Connecting and collaborating on projects is a huge passion of mine. In addition to top-notch creative solutions, I pinky swear to deliver an eye for detail, a good attitude and possibly a cheesy joke or two!

Thanks for reading!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Agriculture
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Self-employed
May, 2006 – Present (over 14 years)

I am an energetic, thoughtful designer and illustrator with a passion for creative solutions. I've had over a decade of experience in both publishing and marketing fields. Collaboration is a huge part of my process but my broad range of skills has given me the ability to fill many roles and work independently. My creative skills are constantly evolving along with my love of books, printing and all things design related.

Freelance Designer

Premiere Collectibles
January, 2019 – Present (almost 2 years)

I create book promotion graphics for book signing events for celebrity authors. Including social media ads and organic post graphics.

Creative Team Lead & Manager

GLAD WORKS
September, 2008 – December, 2018 (about 10 years)

I lead a team of creatives at a busy marketing agency. Responsibilities included: web, print, email, application, sign and brand design. I also customized marketing plans, developed website wireframes and communicated with clients. As part of my managerial duties, I oversaw, directed and trained a full creative team.

Freelance Designer & Illustrator

Quarto Publishing Group USA
March, 2007 – Present (over 13 years)

I started working with the amazing team at Quarto during my internship in 2007. Since then I have loved collaborating with multiple art directors on book covers, custom illustrations and book layouts.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Baby Self-Feeding (Holistic Baby)

Ripton, Nancy, Potock, Melanie

Rubber Band Glam

Friedrichsen-Truman, Christina, Truman, Emily

Ultimate Plank Fitness

Decurtins, Jennifer

Sweet Art: Creature Cookies

Carpenter, Autumn

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