Mathew Laverty

Full Service Creative Professional Bio

Web Design & Development :: Graphic Design :: Motion Graphics :: SEO :: UX & UI :: Digital Marketing

My Bio and Professional Resume

I am a Canadian Web Design & Development/Graphic Design Professional with strategic SEO knowledge living in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. Specializing in creating websites that my clients can manage and update on their own without knowledge of HTML.

I live for, and love, my passion for creative design

Code is like art - This gives the web infinite possibilities. My web coding skills are current, utilizing semantic HTML5, CSS3 & Javascript to build beautiful responsive websites. Meaning my sites look great on desktop, tablet, and mobile.

How I got here

I've been designing online for about thirteen years and developing now for nine years. Coming from a twenty year extensive background in Graphic Design, I have a strong understanding of how to use design to communicate effectively. Eager to continue learning—I went back to school in 2011 to upgrade my skill set, and now I consider myself a Full-Stack Web Designer/Developer. I'm particularly passionate about UX & UI (User Experience and User Interface).

How I roll

I skillfully work with clients to determine their needs and produce creative, stylish, and engaging sites within budget and time constraints.

Web Skills

Responsive Web Design

100

HTML5

100

CSS

95

Javascript & jQuery

85

PHP

85

Wordpress

90

SEO & Social Media Marketing

90

UX & UI

90

Information Architecture

95

React

70

Experience

  • UX & UI Designer/Web Designer & Developer

    March 2018 - October 2020

    McKinsey & Company, United States

  • Freelance Web Designer & Developer

    2008 - Present

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    2001 - Present

  • Senior Multimedia Specialist

    February 2016 - December 2017

    Conduent (formerly Xerox Business Services), United States

    July to August 2016 | Contracted to Apple in Cupertino, California, United States

  • Digital Marketing Strategist

    September 2014 - December 2015

    gShift (now Mintent), Barrie, Ontario, Canada

  • Intermediate Graphic Designer

    2007 - 2011

    Grand & Toy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Composition Artist

    2003 - 2004

    Flags Unlimited, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

  • Composition Artist

    2001 - 2002

    Flags Unlimited, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Professional Skills

Creative imagination

Super organized

Extremely detail-oriented

Highly productive time management

Strong communication skills

Current computer expertise

Excellent teamwork

Eager to learn

Projects

  • Frontend Web Developer for customer service iPhone & Watch emulator

    July 2016 - August 2016

    Apple, Cupertino, California, United States

Education

  • 2 Year Diploma :: Web Design & Animation with Honours

    2012 - 2014

    Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

  • 1 Year Post Grad :: Visual Effects for Film & Television

    2004 - 2005

    [email protected], Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • 3 Year Diploma :: Graphic Design with Honours

    2000 - 2003

    Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Software/Technology

  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (including After Effects)
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Model, View, Controller (MVC)
  • eCommerce
  • macOS
  • Windows
  • Microsoft Office
For coding websites I'm addicted to using Sublime Text!

Design

  • Marketing Collateral
  • Web Design
  • Branding
  • Social Presence Optimization
  • Video Animation/Editing
  • Respnsive eMails
  • Corporate ID/Logos
  • Stationery
  • Business Cards
  • Posters
  • Brochures
  • Direct Mailers
  • Annual Reports
  • Editorial Design
  • Newsletters
  • Advertisements

Volunteer Work

Awards

  • Gold Award for Innovation in the Learning Space (voted by Senior Partners of the Firm)

    2019

    Role: McKinsey & Company | UI/UX Web Designer/Developer

  • NETGain MVP Developer Award

    2014

    Role: Graduating Student | Most improved developer of my class.

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