I’m a veteran designer from the worlds of advertising, contracting, marketing, higher-ed, game publishing and software. My work has been featured in 2 “best-of” design books, dozens of online galleries, and 1 weird European magazine. I’ve written 4 books for the Kindle, I’ve managed projects in 5 states, I’ve enjoyed an expansive career with digital art—and if I end this paragraph with my signature, I’m pretty sure it’ll look, like, way smart.

I’m a veteran designer from the worlds of advertising, contracting, marketing, higher-ed, game publishing and software. My work has been featured in 2 “best-of” design books, dozens of online galleries, and 1 weird European magazine. I’ve written 4 books for the Kindle, I’ve managed projects in 5 states, I’ve enjoyed an expansive career with digital art—and if I end this paragraph with my signature, I’m pretty sure it’ll look, like, way smart.

I’m currently serving as the Art Director & Creative Services Manager for Smartsheet, a cloud-based SaaS company in Bellevue, WA with a product used by over 50% of the Fortune 500 and 70,000 brands worldwide. I manage Creative Services team inside of Experience Design, and together we oversee the visual integrity of the brand.

I also bring my own coffee to work every day in a little thermos that makes it look like I know about bean oils and brew temperatures. 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

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. No, not really. But maybe.

Check em' out over on Amazon.

"Matthew Jordan is a fantastic story teller. This book had be laughing out loud for long minutes - so much so I had to put the book down to catch my breath!"
- K. Bondo, Amazon

"The writing was very good. The thing that struck me most, though, was the world building...a world that was just different enough from our own in every sense to be unsettling but familiar."
- Scott Roche (author) House of Phobos

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

"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."
- Josh Gaines (author) The Shot

"The Wayward Irregular is a rickety wooden roller coaster ride at a condemned carnival...A loose cannon of essays blasted from a mind of schizophrenic multiplicity...This book inspires me to call my therapist..."
- Cecil L, 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) War Angel

“Weird, unconventional, and irreverent only begin to describe this gem...Read the book. You'll love it. Period. In all honesty, this is science fiction at it's best.”
- craigr1971 (Amazon)

"If you're looking to get lost in a great bit of fiction that will engage your mind and your heart you've found it. Settle in and listen for a few hours or more, times as they are."
- Simsek, iTunes

"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)

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.

Copyright © Matthew D. Jordan, Designer / Writer / Self-Inflator
Resume & Art Books Available on Request
matthewdjordan.com / tincturestory.com / waywardirregular.com
channelwood@gmail.com