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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.


As an owner of a tech company for over 35 years, I've seen plenty of website gurus. But few as good and conscientious as Matt. I consider myself very fortunate to have found him to do my personal website work. He's very intuitive on grasping the desired look and feel, very quick in putting great creative graphic design together, very thorough, and all at a very low cost. A pleasure to deal with.

- Duane Daggett, Dagg62.com