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
Writers’ Alliance of NL › wanl.ca

WANL website

In 2018 I volunteered to redesign the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador website. We added an events calendar and online membership registration, and made it much easier for staff to update news items, events, and the members database.

I design websites for
Pam Hall › pamhall.ca

Pam Hall website

Pam Hall’s website is a compendium of 35 years of interdisciplinary creative work, including site-specific sculpture, bookwork, painting, videos, and a collaborative encyclopedia. The site includes a Critical Writing section which contains downloadable publications and press. I worked closely with Pam to organize the material and highlight connections between related projects.

I design websites for
The Garbage Poems › garbagepoems.com

The Garbage Poems website

Anna Swanson’s The Garbage Poems is a series of poems written entirely with words found on garbage at Anna’s favourite swimming holes. She asked me to design an interactive version of the project that pairs the poems with April White’s wonderful watercolours. We used collage-style typography and bright colours to echo the packaging the words came from. I also designed a constrained writing tool that lets readers compose their own poems.

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. In addition to designing the website, I was responsible for the logo and overall visual identity of Old Crow. The feather suggests a writing quill, and can also be read as a Gros Morne landscape: the distinctive red Tablelands, rolling hills, and a lone windswept tree, reflected in rhythmic water.

Old Crow logo

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. I wrote about my design process for Old Crow.

I design websites for
Christina Parker › christinaparkergallery.com

Christina Parker website

Christina Parker Gallery’s website displays the work of more than 40 artists (such as Will Gill, shown here). The website is set up so that gallery staff 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 Pottery › wildcovepottery.ca

Wild Cove Pottery website

Wild Cove Pottery makes handmade pottery and sculpture in Port Union, 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 Gallery is a wonderful artist-run centre in St. John’s. I’ve been involved with the gallery for a few years, and in 2015 volunteered to redesign their website. It was especially important that the site could be updated easily by new staff, and I worked in close consultation with the gallery director on the design. In 2019 I gave this site an overhaul, making numerous changes to improve typography, accessibility and security.

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
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
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
The Ricardo Album › ricardophotoalbum.com

The Ricardo Album website

The Ricardo Album is an exquisite Victorian photograph album containing 268 prints from the 1850s and 60s. The website presents high-resolution images of all 83 pages, as well as an extensive archive of related historical documents.

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
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 what she was looking for in a website, and we were able to put this together fairly quickly. This website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

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.

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  • 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.