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Heyo! I'm Matt Brett, a veteran freelance web designer from British Columbia, Canada.

I specialize in WordPress development and have been working in the web industry for over 20 years.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games and have published 157 game reviews.

Web Design + Development

Since 2005, I've been working as a freelance web designer from the comfort of my home. Below is a selection of work I've done over the past few years for freelance clients, and sub-contracted as a front-end developer for Takeover Studio. I'm currently working full-time as a UI/UX designer for WPForms.

Since 2005, I've been working as a freelance web designer specializing in WordPress development. I'm currently working full-time as a UI/UX designer for WPForms.

Website Design
Thoughtfully crafted designs that are as functional as they are beautiful.

Website Development
Hand-coded HTML & CSS goodness. None of the fluff, all of the awesome.

Website Maintenance
Cloud backups and monitoring tools to ensure your site is safe and secure.

WordPress Expertise
I've built well over 100 sites on WordPress since the beta was released in 2003.

One Man Army
I can cover all of the required bases and will be with you every step of the way.

The Devil's in the Details
I have a knack for finding little intricacies that make my designs stand out.

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Photography

In 2020 when the pandemic hit, I got into photography and have been spending my free time exploring my surroundings. I regularly post on Instagram and YouTube, and have a few prints available for purchase.

This photo is kind of a big deal for me. For the past few months, I’ve been spending an abundance of time learning about photography. From the basics of composition, to the most advanced editing techniques, and everything in between. But there’s one thing I haven’t been doing, and that’s getting out and actually taking photos.

Last night, I had planned to go out to my favourite beach, but the entire coast was blanketed in fog. I decided to make the best of my time out and went for a stroll down the beach. On the drive home, I noticed the last bit of sun hitting a section of a different beach out my window. So I parked my car and hurried down, hoping to at least get a few shots in. After nearly tripping on a river otter (seriously), I made it close enough and found a log that provided a decent bit of foreground.

So, this photo is a culmination of many things I’ve learned over the past few months. It’s my first time focus stacking, I tried exposure bracketing, I used a 2 second timer to avoid camera shake, I used back button focusing, I literally sat on the beach with my tripod about a foot off the ground. And to top it off, I edited this myself without the help of presets. I’m less interested in creating photos that are trendy with moody tones and denatured colours, and more interested in creating photos that are vivid and really show the beauty of this landscape that surrounds me.

If you made it this far, thanks so much for your time and interest. I really appreciate every like and comment I receive, and the support from my friends and family has been overwhelming. Thank you!
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Quick macro sesh in the backyard between rainfalls. I don’t think I’ve ever loved and appreciated Spring more than I do this year. It’s a combination of many factors, but mostly due to the pandemic and the inability to go anywhere or visit with friends. At least now, I can get outside and enjoy nature without the constant rain, wind, and cold temps. ...

It’s been a week since I’ve been out with my drone, and I’m itching to fly again. We’ve had lots of windy days, so I haven’t had a chance.

My favourite thing about flying a drone, is looking down at the screen and seeing the world from a different perspective.

#vancouverisland #sooke #pnw #pnwlife #westcoast #westcoastbestcoast #pacificnorthwest #pacificocean #drone #dronephotography #dji #djimini2 #djiglobal
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Pretty sure I captured some of that Falcon 9 debris the other night. It was about an hour before videos of it streaming through the sky were posted, but in the right part of the sky. This was not a long exposure (1/13s), so it very well could be. Or maybe just a plane that looks like a meteor? I'm gonna go with space junk.

Felt so good to sit on these rocks by the ocean and wait for the sun to set on the horizon. Loving the weather we've had lately and can't wait for it go get even warmer.

#vancouverisland #otterpoint #pnw #pnwlife #pacificocean #beautifulbc #sunset #falcon9 #falcon9debris #spacejunk
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