Hi, I'm Matt!
I'm a freelance Front-end Developer and Designer.
I specialize in Wordpress Development, User Interface/User Experience, Brand Identity, and Web/Mobile Application Design & Development.
I have worked as a freelance web developer for five years. I am self-taught, and was able to learn to code in the downtime of my other job. I'm the bass player for a Detroit rock band called Electric Six. I tour four or five months of each year in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, and Russia.
I design awesome sites too :)
When I started coding, I devloped entirely by hand.
As much as I love building a site from the ground up, the needs of some jobs often call for more involved CMS, content delivery, and versatility.
When these jobs started arising more and more, I switched to Wordpress development. At first I hated it, feeling like I was always fighting with it to get what I needed. But soon I began to love it, despite its quirks. Wordpress is fast, pragmatic, and waaaay more versatile than I had ever thought. Working with Wordpress is now 90% of what I do.
When I'm not working with Wordpress, I work on brand development, graphic design, UI/UX, I develop web apps, and have begun to develop mobile apps. I serve as the lead developer for Passenger Recovery - a Detroit-based non-profit that helps touring musicians find recovery meetings wherever they are. Our database now features over 14,000 meetings, and we are currently developing a mobile application.
When I'm not on tour or coding, I'm either at home in Barcelona, traveling around Europe, or visiting the people I love in the US. In my free time I produce electronic music and dj under the name sum x y. I am an avid wine lover and rock climber. I find my balance in exercise and meditation.
The Nitty Gritty
I am proficient in:
- Rest API
- Google Firebase
- Google Maps API
Right now I'm learning:
- Google Flutter