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Hi there, I'm Matthew - I fight for the user. I'm a born and raised Texan and have been building things for the web for fifteen years.

I like to contribute to digital interactive experiences that delight and enrich people's lives. I primarily think of myself as a developer but have a special interest in making sure the UX and accessibity of the things I build are top notch too. Recently, I've been focusing on building and scaling teams.

I'm a father of two beautiful boys, one is about 3 years old & the other is 11 months old! I enjoy reading, rock climbing, and taking my dog, Jayne girl, on walks.

You can find out more about the tools I like to use and my general set up over here.

Selected Clients

I've had the good fortune of working with some fabulous clients and IP, here is a small, curated list. You can see a list of selected projects over here.

  • AMC Networks
  • Breaking Bad
  • Walking Dead
  • Mad Men
  • Discovery Channel
  • Shark Week
  • DiscoveryVR
  • Project CAT
  • Redbox
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Abbott
  • Etrade


This Site

This site is designed and built by myself with the purpose of being uncomplicated, flexible, and low-maintenance. I want to maintain a low level of complexity and keep the number of technologies to a minimum. Another goal is that this site acts as a creative outlet for self expressions and I don't know where I want to take things in the future so I don't want to limit creativity or possibilities. Since I've got other stuff higher on my priority list, I need things to "just work" with as little tinkering as possible — I want to write and experiment not fiddle with a site that is supposed to allow me to write and experiment.

It is built with Svelte & Svelte Kit . Styled with tailwindcss . Articles are written in markdown and processed by mdsvex . Any icons used are from the fantastic Eva Icons set.

I've opted to keep dependencies that need to load to a minimum so I'm having Inter to the heavy lifting for headings and body copy. I've set the general type with the following stack: 'Inter', ui-sans-serif, system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, "Helvetica Neue", Arial, "Noto Sans", sans-serif, "Apple Color Emoji", "Segoe UI Emoji", "Segoe UI Symbol", "Noto Color Emoji";

And for monospace needs, I'm using: ui-monospace, SFMono-Regular, Menlo, Monaco, Consolas, "Liberation Mono", "Courier New", monospace