We were looking for a total re-brand and Matt’s help and support has been invaluable. He guided us through the process, giving us time to reflect on designs before skilfully acting on our feedback so that we now have a modern logo and website that represents our school values and ethos. Matt’s creative eye took us from what we thought we wanted, to what truly represents us as a community. Matt enabled our team to get up and running with a website by teaching us the essentials and then helping us to build up skills over time. His patience and ability to simplify has been very much appreciated!
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
I began in design at Kevin Mayhew Publishers, based outside Stowmarket in Suffolk, as Direct Mail Designer. I joined Charles Hollywood Marketing in Darlington as an In-house Designer before moving over to Ambic Ltd in Chester-le-Street as Marketing Manager. In 2005 a started my own freelance graphic design studio in Lee-on-the-Solent. I also work part-time for the Diocese of Portsmouth as Communications Assistant.
My experience covers a wide range of design fields, but my main areas of expertise are in layout and typography, branding and small website design.
Freelance clients have included local schools and charities, including Alver Valley Schools, Redlands Primary School, Stella’s Voice, Inside Out Rehab, and churches here in the UK and the US, including Family Church Portsmouth, New Life Church Suffolk, River Church Syracuse and Newport Minster. I’ve worked with large organisations such as the Church of England, and for one-man ministries like GodStrength.Coach™.
- Book design
- School websites
- Social media
- Branding & Logo design
- Promotional material
- Church websites
- Magazine design
- Publishing management
- Personal blogs
Examples of work
I first worked with Matt as a novice editor of a local parish magazine. He could not have been more patient or can-do. Matt is flexible and professional, turnaround is fast, communication is excellent. He has recently refreshed our magazine, making it much more contemporary and visually exciting. A pleasure always to work with.
Weeks before I was supposed to be releasing my first book, I shared my plans with Matt. He provided incredible advice that saved a fortune by fixing my beginners mistakes. I wish I’d gone to him sooner. His expertise was clear and he patiently explained everything, answering every question I had perfectly.
I would happily work with Matt again in the future – highly recommended.
Matt’s Studio has been a tremendous help to GodStrength.Coach. Matt operates in integrity and excellence of spirit, and he is very easy to work with. He is an excellent communicator and will make the effort to listen to you to hear what’s on your heart and then launch your marketing so you can get the best results.
Matt’s Studio has designed and created a website for us which is sleek, clear and very professional. The final look and design provides a platform which is both easy for the audience to navigate, whilst also being manageable to maintain. Since the handover of the website, Matt has continued to provide excellent after support, help, advice and training, which has been beneficial in our changing needs moving forward.
I would recommend Matt’s Studio without doubt, to anyone looking for a new website.
The Friends of Newport Minster