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Matthew G. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 16, 2010

Matthew G.

Cutting-edge designer and stay-at-home dad
   United States
  |   Oaklyn, NJ


Minimum Hourly Rate $65

Good design means meeting expectations, satisfying requirements. Great design means delivering something unexpected, something different, a new kind of solution. The "wow" factor.

Sometimes taking chances, bending the rules and pushing limits leads us to results that stand out above the rest. It keeps us from taking an audience for granted, not underestimating them.

Does the perfect job exist? Is it possible to find the perfect creative environment where new ideas, new approaches are given a chance every time?

A creative challenge is what...

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Ad concept developed to promote Bosal Import Exhaust products to car enthusiasts in the...
Ad concept developed to promote A &F brand to fashion-minded outdoor enthusiasts in...
Ad concept developed to retain VDO customers and attract new ones after brand...
Mini portfolio sent to potential investors containing music and information about an...
Magazine cover card insert targeted at loyal distributors and other customers of VDO,...
Basic color correction, minor image correction by replacing mirror from another photo,...
Standing figure from top left image, seated figures from bottom left image and other...
Vertical image on left needed to be recreated into horizontal image on left. Basic...
Persistent memories.
Light of day giving in to Man's lights of night
Blues in sky and glass.
Point A in a long night of many stops. Discussed the life and times of Patrick Bateman...
No longer haunted by the past.
Some stories are better told through assumptions.
Mural design for show booth at Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo positioning client...
Brochure and mini catalog positioning Eastern Catalytic High Performance products for...
Sell Sheet for sales calls and trade shows demonstrating technical specifications of...
Trade magazine ad reaching out to automotive parts retailers regarding the flexibility...
POP Counter mat distributed to automotive parts retailers highlighting Philips...
Trade magazine ad targeting heavy equipment manufacturers emphasizing the coverage,...
Color manipulation of Bosal Import Exhaust image targeting 18 to 25 year old...
Image focuses on design and uniqueness of Eastern Catalytic Camaro Catalytic Converter....
Concept image used in KYB Shocks and Struts promotional poster distributed to...
Main concept image used in trade magazine print ad for VDO pedal products.
Large scale images used in trade show booths for VDO highlighting featured products

Skills (2)

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Test (Mac Version)
My Score

Service Description

I'm a talented and accomplished designer from New Jersey with over 10 years of agency experience. I'm seeking to work with forward-thinking and opportunistic businesses where bright ideas coalesce with fresh marketing strategies. I've worked in a variety of industries with world-class clients, such as AT&T, Continental Corporation, Comcast Corporation, MBNA, and Proctor & Gamble, just to name a few. It has always been my personal goal, whether working at an agency or for myself, to maintain an innovative approach to concept and design, while staying focused on the client's marketing objectives. I offer professional, positive and personalized service to my clients. At my home office, the coffee and music are always on and the door is always open. I look forward to working with you.

Concept and design for all printed media. Specializing in advertising, logos and branding, sales literature, publications and catalogs. Expert in photo retouching and digital image manipulation, with a painter's eye and a belief that no idea is impossible. Professional end-to-end service also includes job trafficking, print production, client relations and personnel management.

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Barolin & Spencer Marketing Communications
Senior Art Director
2006 - 2009
< Developed and executed design concepts for the Automotive Aftermarket, including Continental Corporation, Philips Automotive Lighting, Permatex, Inc. and KYB America. < Designed and produced...
The Creative Group
2005 - 2006
< Retouched high-end photography for Motherhood Maternity, Mimi Maternity and A Pea in the Pod. < Designed and produced seasonal catalogs, printed ads and posters.
Spark Creative Group
Art Director/Partner
2004 - 2005
< Designed and produced advertising print material for Collingswood, NJ and South Jersey Tourism Corporation. < Responsible for art/photography direction, ad development and print production for...
The Creative Group
2004 - 2004
< Retouched high-end photography for the Pharmaceutical industry, including Proctor & Gamble, AstraZeneca and Merck. < Designed a series of postcards and self-mailers for Comcast Corporation and...
M&M Associates
Art Director
1999 - 2003
< Lead a team of 4 designers and monitored all stages of design from concept to art release. < Consulted with Account Services and Sales Teams to develop effective direct mail campaigns, including...


Rowan University
Bachelor of the Arts
1990 - 1994
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