Matthew is a designer and Creative Circle candidate with 1+ years of experience working in Portland. Matthew is highly involved in the creative process and can have his hands in creating a branding identity for a brand. He designs mobile apps, teaming with a developer on functionality and user ease derived from UX research, and is experienced in designing web apps and responsive websites. He has designed print ads and packaging as well, while having the ability to art direct video ads.
One of the main ways that I’m continually reminded of Portland’s uniqueness is when I’m out and about; either headed to the studio or meeting a client. In each of the neighborhoods I encounter on a daily basis, either for work or play, there are residing some of the city’s unique makers and spaces that are guaranteed to inspire creativity or foster creative relationships. I do much of my creative dealings on Portland’s Eastside, due to its more relaxed pace. The Eastside was traditionally the more affordable, residential part of town, but with the exponentially increasing rate of Portland’s expansion, is has become a hub of industry in its own right.
On the other side of the river, in what is steadily gaining identity as Portland’s “West End” is what may be a familiar sight for many.