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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.

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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Want to feel tiny and insignificant? Get a drone! You really don’t have to fly very high before you’re lost to the bigger picture.

I absolutely love this stretch of the coast. It’s so rugged and primal. Do you have a favourite spot near home that you like to escape to and enjoy peace with nature?

#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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One of my favourite photography outings of 2020 was a last minute decision, and I remember feeling giddy as the sun began to set over the hills. I frantically ran around from viewpoint to viewpoint, trying to capture as much as I could in the little time I had before the light was gone.

In this moment, I got it. I understood how people can get so excited about photography and why they’re willing to sit and wait, or hike for hours just to get the shot.

While I haven’t ventured out in months, I’m looking forward to spending more days chasing sunsets in 2021.

#mountain #mountains #sunset #goldenhour #vancouverisland #victoria #yyj
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I made a huge mistake. As the rainy season approached (winter on Vancouver Island), I considered selling my drone. There were rumours of a successor being released (DJI Mini 2), I had just got a puppy, and I was really feeling the “need” to get a next generation console. With Christmas just around the corner, cash was tight, and I decided to sell the drone to fund a new console purchase.

Fast forward a few months, and I’m deeply regretting that decision. When I look back at the content I created in 2020, it’s the drone videos that give me that warm and fuzzy feeling. I really enjoyed the time out on my own, and it got me back into video editing, which was my first real creative passion (aside from music). Not to mention, flying is so much fun and it made me feel like a kid again.

With the release of DJI’s new FPV drone, I REALLY want to get back into flying. I would love to get the FPV drone, but I just don’t have the time or money for that at this point in time. I’m still really excited that there’s an accessible FPV drone on the market now, though. My plan is to put some money away until I can afford a Mini 2.

This was the first photo I took with my Mavic Mini. I was only about 40m up, but super nervous.

#dji #drone #dronelife #ocean #beach #vancouverisland #sooke
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Quickly becoming my favourite spot to shoot and just take in the majesty of the pacific ocean, Gordon's Beach is about a 15 minute drive from my house. On this night, I had no intentions of filming, as I was out with a friend. But with perfect flying conditions and a gorgeous sunset, I couldn't resist. I only had the drone up for 10 minutes and pulled these few clips from it.

I typically do quick cuts and keep the video under a minute in length, but decided to do some extended shots here and go for a relaxing vibe. 50% longer edit on YouTube. Link in bio.

Hope you enjoy!

#vancouverisland #sooke #otterpoint #pnw #pnwlife #beach #gordonsbeach #nature #sunset #goldenhour #goldenhourphotography #drone #droneshots #dronevideo #dronephotography #dronestagram
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Blog + Game Reviews

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