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Currently based in London, UK, I have been working in design since 2007, and my clients have included Bloggers, Actors, Art Galleries, Musicians, Writers, Borough Councils, Venues and Universities. I’m self-taught, self-employed, coffee-fuelled and curious. My work focuses on (but is not limited to) layout, print design and front end web design/development.

I work on a daily basis in the Adobe creative suite and hand code my web projects in HTML, CSS, PHP and JS. Most of my web projects are WordPress developments – I’m familiar with building bespoke WordPress CMS via ACF and multi-lingual sites via WPML. Alongside design and development I also offer hosting management and site maintenance packages.

I also specialise in album sleeve layout, with clients including Lamb, Nude Records, Nadine Khouri, Lou Rhodes, Kreg Viesselman and Clara Sanabras.

"I’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mat Martin to work on any aspect of graphic or website design and other creative projects." - Lou Rhodes, Lamb

"Mat is reliable, reactive, creative, fair, organised and smart. I have worked with him twice now and will do so again without hesitation. You just can’t go wrong." - Lisa Jacobs

"Mat is a joy to work with. His approach is fast and efficient, his communication skills are top and his artistic integrity is way, way up there." - Rachael Dadd

"Mat's work with me on graphics, branding and artist consultancy has been consistently elegant, ethical, responsive, honest and creative, the kind of work that builds a relationship of deep trust." - Myshkin

Web Design

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Bespoke Responsive Web Design / WordPress Themes
Full design from concept, sketches and architecture to upload, using assets provided by client or in-house branding and typography. Coded for full CMS and bespoke functionality. E-commerce options available. Music artist sites and dual language sites a speciality. All sites designed to render responsively on devices (tablets/phones etc.) according to user need.

Maintenance [Read More]
Monthly maintenance packages offering core updates, file checks, edits to content and functionality and regular security checks/updates. Yearly or biannual site health checks for browser compatibility, web standards and third party service functionality.

Hosting  [Read More]
Standard and bespoke packages for hosting sites, offering bandwidth and storage beyond small private packages and creating streamlined processes for upkeep and security.

Holding Pages
Simple, quick and affordable pages to communicate your brand and act as a hub to your networks, to stand alone or work for you while full sites are developed.

Bilingual Working
I am a fluent native French speaker and have undertaken work building multi-lingual sites for a number of clients. I can also proof and translate copy for these.

 

Print

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PROMOTIONAL PRINT
Event Posters
A4-A0 | International sizes
Custom sizes | Outsize

Promotional Flyers
Standard and Custom sizes
Single- or Double-sided
Full colour | B&W

Business Card Designs
Standard and Custom sizes
Single- or Double-sided
Full colour | B&W

Print Packages
Combination of Posters, Flyers, Cards etc, to match Branding and/or Web.

Page Layout
Brochure and book pagination and design. Proof reading. Copy editing and writing services (via trusted colleagues).

Branding

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Logo Design
Single or multiple linked logos for artists, companies and services.

Iconography & Imagery
Development of icons and images to match your brand and/or logo.

Colour Palettes
Colour information balanced to suit the needs of your documents / web presence.

Typography
Advice on typographic approaches for off- and online use. Typeface sets suggested and delivered alone or as part of a branding package.

Document Templates
Branded letterheads and blank templates (invoice, quote, etc.) for specific word processing packages.

Release Artwork

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VINYL | CD | DL
7″ | 10″ | 12″ Vinyl
Single/Gatefold + Labels
CD Packages
Lancing | Digi | Jewel | Custom
Lyric Books | Inserts
On-Body Print
Custom Packaging solutions

Download Artwork
Original or adapted from physical release.
Separate themed files for individual tracks.
Digital lyric books and inserts.
All files optimised for online retail | iTunes | Devices.

Consultancy

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Web and Social Media
Advice and ideas on strategy, management and optimisation.

Site Management
Ideas and approaches towards more effective site planning, architecture and engagement.

Social Media Integration
Linking between sites and third-party services. API calls and feature embeds. Assets for and dressing of social media platforms to match existing or new site designs.

DIY Artist Approaches
Strategy / planning advice and coaching sessions for artists and musicians – by appointment.