Hello there. My name is Matthew Olding.
Art Director / Designer / Pardot Consultant.
A little History
Although I have been in the graphic design industry since 1999, the love of creating started 6 years earlier as I started in a career as a craftsman of fine furniture. But after 5 years of creating one-off designer pieces it was time for a change.
Being introduced to digital prepress and the print industry by my Father, I knew right away that this was the place I wanted to be. Over 30,000+ hours in the industry has equipped me with sought after skills in pre-press, retouching, design, advertising, marketing automation and given me the privilege of working with international and domestic brands to produce engaging campaigns and quality products. In time it was my turn to have the privilege of mentoring the up and coming talent during some of my more recent engagements.
The beginning of 2009 brought with it the decision to lay down the title of ‘Senior Designer’ to sail into the uncharted waters of being an ‘Independent Design Professional’, a move that has proved to offer some interesting challenges but ultimately a creative and rewarding vocational experience.
Five years on and it was time to step into agency land once again, becoming an Art Director with one of my favourite freelance clients, Blirt! At this boutique powerhouse we combined creative and branding with a unique marketing consulting and marketing automation approach. It was during this time that I gained my Salesforce Pardot consultant certification… but now the next chapter.
The Freelance Reboot
Agency life is busy (read: hectic), and leaves no time to help build side projects like patternrunway.com, so after a couple of agency years it is time to dive headlong into freelance again.
If you would like to work together on a project, why not drop me a line.
To my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my spectacular wife Sarah and perfect son Oscar, my parents, Kelly, Simon, Ryan & Eli for all the encouragement and support.
A few of the things I’ve picked up along the way
Print Design – Logo/Branding, High-end Image manipulation, Business Cards, Stationary, Ad material, Posters, Point of Sale, Catalogue, Magazine, Brochure, Flyer, Manuals, Reports, Pre-press.
Web Design & Technology – Front End Design, WordPress, html/css, Commercial email, Marketing Automation (Pardot).
Other Design & Print services – Keynote/PowerPoint Presentation, Photography, Consulting.
Blirt! (AU) || Art Director & Pardot Consultant
Bose (AU) || Senior Designer
R&B Creative (AU) || Designer & Retoucher
Image Centre (NZ) || Senior Retoucher / CSR
Walkers Advertising (NZ) || Designer
Image Centre (NZ) || Mac Operator / Retoucher
Just a few of the brands and companies I have enjoyed working with over the years
Anne Geddes Photography
Cook Islands Tourism Corporation
Down Under Answers
Gold Coast Foot Centres
Horleys Sports Nutrition
IAG (State & NZI Insurance)
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF NZ)
Montgomery Investment Management
Rachel Hale Photography
A little bit of ‘up-skilling’ has being going on over at Treehouse