WHOA. Just look at that dramatic and creative-like stare!

I’ve spent the last 17 years working in advertising,
contracting, marketing, higher-ed, game publishing
and software. My work has been featured in dozens
of online galleries, 2 “best-of” books, and 1 weird
European magazine. I’ve written 3 books for the
Kindle, I’ve managed projects in 5 states, I’ve
enjoyed an expansive career in digital art
and branding, and if I end this paragraph
with my signature, I’m pretty sure it’ll
look all, like, way smart and official.

WHOA. Just look at that dramatic and creative-like stare!

I’ve spent the last 17 years working in advertising, contracting, marketing, higher-ed, game publishing and software. My work has been featured in dozens of online galleries, 2 “best-of” books, and 1 weird European magazine. I’ve written 3 books for the Kindle, I’ve managed projects in 5 states, I’ve enjoyed an expansive career in digital art and branding, and if I end this paragraph with my signature, I’m pretty sure it’ll look all, like, way smart and official.

I’m currently serving as the multifarious Art Director for Smartsheet, a cloud-based SaaS company in Bellevue, WA with a product that lives in the browser and on mobile. I manage a team of 5 designers (senior staff, production, interns), and together we oversee the visual integrity of the Smartsheet brand.

I also bring my own coffee to work every day in a little thermos that makes me look like I know stuff. Please do not reveal my lies.

Helping designers to do their best work, guiding the process, and keeping the art on-point.
Rolling up the sleeves and doing the fun stuff: design, layout, and production.
Writing the ever-updated gospel of colors and shapes. Keeping things lock-step and on brand.
Big picture time. Define problems, set goals, and check assumptions.
web
smartsheet
web & UX
university
web & UX
ss test board
web / testing
zmr
web & UX
gearworks
web & UX
webpunch
web & UX
book covers
print
large-format
print
card game
print
event posters
print
guide books
print
books
print
adaptive / responsive
krondor
adaptive / responsive
smartsheet
adaptive / responsive
kitchen sync
tablet
careers
adaptive / responsive
cu online
adaptive / responsive
tincture
adaptive
interactive
game launcher
interactive
steam purchase
interactive
infographs
interactive
game maps
interactive
the old ed
interactive
game promos
interactive

It’s only kinda fancy.

I grow ever-closer to growing a ponytail and having my wife introduce me at parties as "a novelist."

One book of essays and two science fiction novels down. Next: A bloody epic about moonshining-whale-slavers and how I overthrew the whole lot, alone, with my bare hands and an ivory comb given to me by the ghost of William Howard Taft.

Check em' out over on Amazon.

"What would it sound like if Hunter S. Thompson wrote the Divine Comedy around a modern setting of working in the digital realm?...Matthew Jordan is a crazy creative individual."
    - McCoy.co.uk

"It blew me away on multiple levels..this is an author you will want to be able to say you were on the ground-floor with because he's going places."
    - Doctor Gains, author, Michegan, Ten Cents

"...I will say without pause that Tincture is the absolute best. There is nothing better on the net. This isn't hyperbole, just a correct assessment."
    - rootlock (iTunes)

"Just listened to the last chapter of this awesome SF story...Cried my face off. Awe inspiring stuff."
    - Charlette Corwin (Twitter)

"Fantastic story...I loved the Gunslinger series, and you have done it justice, bravo! Looking forward to more 'such as it is.'"
     - Mike H (Podiobooks)

"I loved it...if you find the description interesting, I can pretty much assure you'll love it, too."
    - Evo Terra, founder, Podiobooks.com

"Apocalyptic literature and entertainment is all the rage these days. Even so there are some stories of this type that stand out in excellence and uniqueness within the trend."
    - Legendarium, Fantasy & Sci-Fi

"He’s that good. I’ve decided my first ‘genie in the lamp’ wish would be for a return of Firefly to TV, written by Matthew D. Jordan.”
    - RWRN (iTunes)

"I am forever a fan of this man's writing and narration. I've been following his podcast since episode 10 or so, and it's been one of the best decisions of my grown man life."
    - Cory Dutson (Goodreads)

"The ending...GOT me. I was on the last chapter, then became overwhelmed with emotion."
    - myfester (iTunes)

“The story is insanely unique, with a sci-fi western feel that re-shapes the way I feel about the genre.”
    - ThumpersWill (iTunes)

"It really is fantastic, in my humble opinion."
    - Shaun Farrell, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing

"Best. Audiobook. Ever. I’ve listened to tons of audiobooks and this one is definitely the most well produced. ‘Dune’ is my second.”
    - Mithys (iTunes)

"Mr. Jordan, you are one very talented writer. Great story. Now starts the waiting...Book 3, PLEASE!”
    - Rambler (Amazon)

"Everyone who has read and enjoyed Stephen King's Gunslinger novels should really give this a go...The production is beautifully done...the music is wonderful."
    - Rusty Carl, author, A Dead God's Wrath

Hit me up via electronic mail: channelwood@gmail.com, or via telepathic mind-code: “BLUE MALLARD.”
Six past the blueberries and once the hypnotic bear claw strikes fourteen o’clock, you’re there. Or just email me.

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Resume & Art Books Available on Request
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