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ABOUT ME


I’m Garrad Mathews; a writer by degree and discipline, web developer / photographer / photo editor / graphic artist by passion with a taste for the meaningful… and an all-around good guy living in the outskirts of Kansas City, Mo.

I began designing and developing Web sites in 2002 for unsigned musicians, ultimately leading to graphic work for album covers and online promotional material. Web sites were just a hobby until I helped build a computer business that offered Web site development as a service.

I obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in 2009 in communication with an emphasis in journalism and photography, equipping me with the skills and knowledge to create appealing images and the know-how to use the English language better than your politician of choice.

Please contact me with any comments, questions or inquiries you may have. All comments are welcome!

What Do I Know?

Web Development
Dreamweaver, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Javascript
Graphic Design
Photoshop, Illustrator
Photography
Canon DSLR cameras, flash and lighting equipment, editing
Writing
Journalism, creative writing, PR writing, writing for advertisement

PORTFOLIO

  • Mixed Media

    Ink, watercolor, colored pencil and paper on canvas.
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  • Painting

    India ink and colored pencil on cardboard.
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  • Painting

    Acrylic paint on canvas.
    20160331_184516
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    img144
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper, colored digitally.
    poppy-color
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    3
  • Painting

    Acrylic paint and India ink on canvas.
    IMG_7073
  • Painting

    Coffee, acrylic paint and India ink on canvas.
    20160331_184406
  • Drawing

    Ink drawing colored digitally. Based on a Rob Zombie sketch.
    6
  • Mixed Media

    Photo printout and watercolor on paper.
    img148
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil, ink, colored pencil on paper.
    1
  • Painting

    A watercolor portrait on paper.
    2
  • Painting

    An oil painting on canvas board.
    IMG_7004
  • Painting

    Acrylic paint on cardboard.
    img011
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    4
  • Drawing

    Mechanical and colored pencil on paper.
    5
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    7
  • Drawing

    A pastel drawing on paper.
    Lion
  • Painting

    An oil painting on canvas.
    12
  • Vector

    A vector-based portrait of Sara Becker.
    11
  • Drawing

    A drawing of musician Aaron Lewis on a clay scratchboard.
    10
  • Mixed Media

    Ink, watercolor, colored pencil and paper on canvas.
    Scan0001
  • Painting

    India ink and colored pencil on cardboard.
    img025
  • Painting

    Acrylic paint on canvas.
    20160331_184516
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    img144
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper, colored digitally.
    poppy-color
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    3
  • Painting

    Acrylic paint and India ink on canvas.
    IMG_7073
  • Painting

    Coffee, acrylic paint and India ink on canvas.
    20160331_184406
  • Drawing

    Ink drawing colored digitally. Based on a Rob Zombie sketch.
    6
  • Mixed Media

    Photo printout and watercolor on paper.
    img148
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil, ink, colored pencil on paper.
    1
  • Painting

    A watercolor portrait on paper.
    2
  • Painting

    An oil painting on canvas board.
    IMG_7004
  • Painting

    Acrylic paint on cardboard.
    img011
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    4
  • Drawing

    Mechanical and colored pencil on paper.
    5
  • Drawing

    Mechanical pencil on paper.
    7
  • Drawing

    A pastel drawing on paper.
    Lion
  • Painting

    An oil painting on canvas.
    12
  • Vector

    A vector-based portrait of Sara Becker.
    11
  • Drawing

    A drawing of musician Aaron Lewis on a clay scratchboard.
    10
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SERVICES

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CONTACT ME


Contact me with questions, compliments, complaints or projects you may want to inquire about. I'd love to hear from you!