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Basil
« I highly recommend Matt as a mentor for drawing because he has help... More »
B
Basil
« I highly recommend Matt as a mentor for drawing because he has help me come a long way, I would have never expected to be able to form my own character design so soon. His critique each week are highly valuable. He has taught me how to draw by memory, and has given a lot of feedback toward improving my own character design. My understanding in body proportion and human anatomy are still lacking but I am able to see gradual improvement with time and practice. »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Matt
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
  • Art And Design
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional illustrator and artist gives arts training for students and curious minds in Vancouver

Methodology

I try to base my courses around what the students want to learn. Since skill levels tend to vary, I have an assortment of exercises I can tailor to a student or small group. Usually I will work with students below university level or adults that have no formal art/design training.

Background

I'm a professional illustrator and artist with over 10 years of experience. I have an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design, Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, and a Master's Degree in Digital Media. I've also worked as a Creative Director and Art Director.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h

Details

If you need to cancel a lesson, please do so at least 1 day in advance.

Lessons offered by Matt
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
  • Art And Design
Levels
  • All Levels

Matt's Resume

Work Experience:

MHS Design Co.
2014 - present
I’m hired as a freelance specialist in art direction, illustration, branding, and UI design. My clients span across Canada, the US, and the EU—primarily in tech, non-profit, and social impact areas.

TBA Digital
Vancouver, Canada
2012 - 2016
Art Director
I led and developed the visual and experiential design of TBA’s projects. I worked with a wide range of clients in healthcare, technology, and education to develop innovative digital projects: including GE, Target, Abbott, Wiley, and Pearson. I worked directly with designers, developers, producers, and project managers—ensuring every project went smoothly.

Qwick Media
Vancouver, Canada
2010 - 2012
Creative Director
I led a small and agile design team specializing in interactive design. I constantly worked with design, software, marketing, and management teams from concept development to execution. When not working with client projects, I helped improve internal brand strategy and communication design with pitches, proposals, and marketing materials.

Education:

Centre for Digital Media
Master’s, Digital Media
Vancouver, Canada
September 2008 - April 2010

University of Washington
B.A. Cinema Studies
Seattle, USA
September 2006 - June 2008

Centralia College
A.A. Graphic Design
Centralia, USA
September 2004 - June 2006

Reviews on Matt
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1 recommendation

B
Basil

I highly recommend Matt as a mentor for drawing because he has help me come a long way, I would have never expected to be able to form my own character design so soon. His critique each week are highly valuable. He has taught me how to draw by memory, and has given a lot of feedback toward improving my own character design. My understanding in body proportion and human anatomy are still lacking but I am able to see gradual improvement with time and practice.

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