HI! I'm Matt.

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, artist, and gamer. I'm currently a student at The University of Alabama at Birmingham for my Bachelor of Fine Arts focusing on graphic and web design. In my free time, I like to play video games mostly, or work on personal art. I'm a big fan of RPGs and the genre has influenced my work, especially games like The Legend of Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, and Fable. I also enjoy reading, though I don't read as much as I'd like. As for film, I've been primarily inspired by works from Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli. Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro come to mind.

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Try over at www.mattmcadams.com or tap the portfolio link at the top. While the other pages in this website have pieces I've made, they are mostly sketches or WIP. Please go check out the works listed on my portfolio as a representation of my ability. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at mattmcadams@outlook.com

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Artist Statement

I draw and make whatever makes me happy. If I’m interested in a sci fi game, I might draw a spaceship. I don’t claim to make high art, I never have. Take my art at face value or let your imagination run free. I’m making what I want to make and it doesn’t always have meaning, and I don’t think it needs to.

Generally, I’m interested in medieval fantasy, mythology, folklore, space, dreams, and the impossible. Much of what I draw has a surreal element to it and I enjoy working with vibrant colors and geometric forms. Thoughtful use of line and color can go a long way. I pull from the Swiss design movement, the more recent Metro and Material Design languages, and the posters from the Works Progress Administration of the 30s and 40s for inspiration in design.

I don’t limit myself to a specific medium. I really enjoy building websites with HTML and CSS, graphics and layouts in Illustrator, and drawings on paper. I use a lot of other techniques as well, depending on the project at hand and what I'm interested in exploring for a given project.

Tools I use

Adobe Xd, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Sublime Text, Autodesk Sketchbook