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Matthew
Smallwood
Art + Web

You're going to love working with
"the wizard"
so much, you'll make up
projects, just to work with him again.


I've been building things with computers since I was in elementary school and drawing and painting since before I was born (probably). In 2004 I leveraged my red-hot passion for making art into some freelance illustration and animation work. In spite of my wishes, word inevitably leaked out about my otherworldly ability with computers, and I started picking up various web jobs, too. Gradually, web projects began taking over my life and art creation became a hobby instead of a job. Now, 12 years later, my art jobs are finally poised to overtake my web jobs.

I've moved up and then back down the West Coast of the United States. In 2011 I came back to my starting point of San Diego, California. In 2013 I decided to go back to school to study Art, Art History, and Japanese. I take a light load of courses each semester so that I can continue my art and web work. I treat school like work, and I love to work, so balancing has not been a problem for me. I still make a living freelancing, I've managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA, been a teacher's assistant and a tutor, and won two awards so far.

I like meeting new people, and no project is too big or small. If you have a project you think I might be a good fit for, a question about web strategy, or you just want to talk about Caravaggio or how to use 役に立つ in a sentence, get in touch.


What can I say.... Matt has talent! He could always make my dreams/wishes come true! Met my deadlines, was efficient, confident, professional, respectful - Brilliant at his craft.

- Patt Reeder