A little about myself.

First and foremost I am a proud father of four boys. They are the driving force behind my work and success. My career as a freelance web designer and developer began in 2003. I am transplant from the graphic design and print industry. While designing signs and print material in the San Diego area I quickly realized the impact the web was going to have on that industry.

I am a self taught web designer and developer. Over the years I learned my skills by making mistakes, and fixing them. I consistently read to progress my abilities as a freelancer due to the ever expanding capabilities and technologies of the internet. I have honed my skills over the past 5 years to focus on the particular things that make websites successful. Knowing what works is a key part in designing a website. Pretty buttons will do nothing for you site if no one clicks them.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to work along side some the greatest internet marketers. During this time I paid close attention to the small and sometimes psychological concepts they were implementing.

Matthew Woodard Freelance Web Designer

My skill set includes:

Adobe Creative Suite
I am very proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator, and other Adobe CS programs.

I am knowledgable with common front end technologies, and have had some experience with frameworks such as Ember, Angular, Backbone, Handlebars, HAML, etc. The extent of my back end capabilities ranges from developing custom plugins and modules for CMSs like WordPress and Drupal. I have also worked on projects using Laravel, Cake, and Code Ignitor.

WordPress Design and Development
Creating custom designs for WordPress themes is something I really enjoy doing. Integrating a branded theme into the Word

Drupal Design and Development.
I have the ability to design and develop custom Drupal themes and modules. I have been involved and led teams to create large scale Drupal based web sites and applications.

My skill set.