I design websites
for creative people and organizations.

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I design websites
for creative people and organizations.

I specialize in web portfolios for artists and other creative professionals, and love to help arts organizations and small businesses build a home on the web.

I’ve been developing websites for over 15 years. I completed NSCAD’s MFA program, and have taught undergraduate courses in digital art and design. I’m currently located in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Select a project at left for examples of my work.

I design websites for
Old Crow Magazine › oldcrowmagazine.com

Old Crow website

Old Crow is a web magazine celebrating the rich cultural landscape of Gros Morne National Park, including music, visual art and writing. I worked with Tom Cochrane and Gros Morne Summer Music to develop this bright, responsive website to showcase photos, video and posts about the park, with an emphasis on social media.

Old Crow logo

In addition to designing the website, I was responsible for the logo and overall visual identity of Old Crow Magazine. For the logo, the feather shape suggests the “crow” theme, as well as a writing quill. It can also be read as a Gros Morne landscape: the distinctive red Tablelands, rolling hills, and a lone windswept tree, reflected in rhythmic water. I wrote about my design process for Old Crow.

Old Crow visual identity

A sample page from the visual identity guide I developed for Old Crow Magazine. Photo by Tom Cochrane.

I design websites for
Christina Parker › christinaparkergallery.com

Christina Parker website

Christina Parker Gallery’s website displays the work of more than 40 artists associated with the gallery. The website is set up so that the gallery can easily add new artists, exhibitions or news, or link artists with exhibitions. We wanted the website to feel brightly lit and thoughtfully curated, to match the gallery setting.

I design websites for
Wild Cove Ceramics › wildcoveceramics.ca

Wild Cove Ceramics website

Wild Cove Ceramics makes handmade pottery and sculpture in Catalina, Newfoundland. A colourful map with directions makes it easy to locate the studio, while social media integration encourages people to follow what’s happening. Large photos show Mike’s innovative ceramics work in outdoor settings. This is a single-page website.

I design websites for
Eastern Edge › easternedge.ca

Eastern Edge website

Eastern Edge is a wonderful artist-run centre in St. John’s. I’ve been involved with the gallery for a few years and volunteered to redesign their website, in close consultation with the gallery director. We especially tried to make it intuitive and easy for new staff to learn to update the site.

I design websites for
Acoustic Networks at Centre for Art Tapes

Acoustic Networks website

Acoustic Networks is an audio art commission project by the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax. The "microsite" I designed uses HTML5 audio to present samples of each artist’s work. As an online catalogue, it’s designed to load quickly and provide a seamless experience for the viewer. I also made the background drawing.

I design websites for
Gros Morne Summer Music › gmsm.ca

GMSM website

Gros Morne Summer Music needed a bold, compelling web presence to showcase their seasonal extravaganza of music, storytelling and dance events. The website uses the iconic ceiling of St. Pat’s Church as a design motif, while rounded corners on the slideshow images are meant to evoke an old-fashioned magic lantern show.

I design websites for
Robin Muller › robinmuller.net

Robin Muller website

Robin Muller is a textiles and book artist in Halifax. Robin and I first worked together on her website in 2009, and redesigned it in 2017. The design uses textures and patterns from Robin’s work to create an engaging introduction to her extensive art practice.

I design websites for
Ingrid Mary Percy › ingridmarypercy.com

Ingrid Mary Percy website

Ingrid Mary Percy is a visual artist in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Ingrid and I worked closely together on the design of her website, which draws on the bold colours and shapes in her work. This website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

I design websites for
Narratives in Space+Time SocietyNarratives in Space+Time Society

Narratives in Space + Time

Narratives in Space+Time Society is an interdisciplinary creative research group in Halifax, working on projects involving mobile media and walking. I designed the NiS+TS compass logo as well as this concise, responsive website to showcase their public art projects.

I design websites for
Tessa May › tessamay.ca

Tessa May website

Tessa May is a printmaker in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador. We designed this bright, colourful website to display her vibrant etchings and paintings. Tessa suggested using photographs of her copper plates as background textures for the menu and footer. The website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

I design websites for
The Ricardo Album › ricardophotoalbum.com

The Ricardo Album website

I feel lucky to have been asked to design a website for The Ricardo Album, an exquisite Victorian photograph album containing 268 prints from the 1850s and 60s. The album’s owner and curator happened to come across another website that I’d worked on, and contacted me about developing this one.

The Ricardo Album website

The Ricardo Album website presents high-resolution images of all 83 pages, as well as an extensive archive of related historical documents. I am a photographer and am interested in old photographs, so this was a particularly fascinating and rewarding project.

I design websites for
Shawn O’Hagan › shawnohagan.ca

Shawn O'Hagan's website

Shawn O’Hagan is a textiles artist and painter in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Shawn had a very clear idea of the look and feel she wanted for her website, and I was able to build this for her fairly quickly. We included information about purchasing her handspun yarn and knitwear. This website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

I design websites for
Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge

Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge website

Pam Hall’s Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge is a wonderful collection of collaged pages exploring local knowledge collected from rural communities in Newfoundland. The website is designed to make this rich visual material more accessible — we’ve tagged the pages, for example, so they can be searched and cross-referenced.

I design websites for
Registered Professional Foresters › rpfnl.com

Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador

RPFNL is a professional organization for foresters in Newfoundland and Labrador. I designed this responsive website to highlight their membership benefits and community outreach activities. We included a system that lets RPFNL members log in to update contact information, pay membership dues, and track accreditation hours.

I design websites for
Marlene MacCallum › marlenemaccallum.com

Marlene Maccallum website

Marlene MacCallum is a printmaker and book artist in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. I designed this website to complement her work, which often features black and white photography, translucent paper, and lens imagery. The website is built using WordPress, which allows Marlene to edit and update the site content. In 2014 we redesigned this website to be completely responsive, so it adapts well to smaller screens.

I design illustrations for
Business & Arts NL

Sunrise illustration Sunrise illustration

Business & Arts NL commissioned me to create this series of illustrations of St. John’s Harbour, which they use in invitations to early-morning business community meetups. I’ve made six of these so far.

I design posters for
community events

Ultimate Frisbee in Corner Brook We Weren't Born Tomorrow by Candice Pike

Posters for Corner Brook Ultimate and Candice Pike’s dance performance We Weren’t Born Tomorrow.

I am currently available for new projects.

If you’d like to work with me, I’d love to hear from you. Email me to get in touch about a project, or just to say hello.

matthewhollett@gmail.com

  • Professional websites designed to showcase your creative work, handcrafted with care.
  • I design completely customized WordPress themes, so updating your site is as easy as possible.
  • Responsive design means your website is optimized for smartphones and tablets.
  • We can use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to help you build an audience.
Created by Matthew Hollett.