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. My tools of choice are Wordpress, Bootstrap & jQuery.

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 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 ten years, and developing now for six. Coming from a eighteen year extensive background in Graphic Design, I have a strong understanding of how to use design to communicate effectively. To keep current I went back to school in 2011 to upgrade my skill set, and now I consider myself a Full-Stack Web Developer. I want to keep learning for life and the web allows me to do so. 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 effective sites within budget and time constraints.

Web Skills

Responsive Web Design

100

HTML5

95

CSS

95

Javascript & jQuery

85

PHP

80

Wordpress

90

SEO & Social Media

85

UX & UI

90

Information Architecture

95

Experience

  • UX & UI Designer/Web Designer & Developer

    March 2018 - present

    McKinsey & Company, United States

  • Freelance Web Designer & Developer

    2011 - Present

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    2002 - Present

  • Senior Multimedia Specialist

    February 2016 - December 2017

    Conduent (Xerox), United States

  • Digital Marketing Strategist

    September 2014 - December 2015

    gShift, 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

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

  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • macOS
  • Windows
  • Microsoft Office
For coding websites I'm addicted to using Sublime Text. Best code editor out there. Hands down!

Design

  • Web Design
  • Branding
  • Corporate ID/Logos
  • Stationery
  • Business Cards
  • Posters
  • Brochures
  • Direct Mailers
  • Annual Reports
  • Editorial Design
  • Newsletters
  • Advertisements
  • eBlasts
  • Marketing Collateral

Volunteer Work

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