I've worked as an Art Director, Toy Designer, Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and college level instructor for over 15 years. The professional and artistic skills I've acquired in that time have proven to be an invaluable resource for students of all levels. While many art and design schools provide a degree of structure for aspiring designers they often lack the concrete "real world" skills necessary to pursue a career in commercial arts. My goal is to provide young designers with the necessary skills, practical advice, portfolio development, and professional mindset they will need in order to thrive in an often competitive field.
If you are a high school senior or college student looking to pursue commercial art and design professionally I can assist you with bridging the gap between student and working professional. I provide the following services:
• Building an attractive portfolio to show prospective art schools or land your first design job.
• Writing a concise and effective resume.
• Tips and skills on how to properly apply and interview for potential freelance gigs, internships, or full time positions.
• Numerous online tutorials and art resources.
• Assisting you develop your traditional and digital art skills.
• Tutoring for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
If you wish to understand my credentials and experience further you may view my online portfolio and resume at: https://www.coroflot.com/mattmance
Thanks and I look forward to mentoring you!
Northern Illinois University
Illustration / Graphic Design
Matt was super! I can’t believe how much I learned in the few hours I booked with him.
Matt couldn’t have been easier to follow along. He’s a lovely guy, and I really enjoyed the immersive way we did large blocks of photoshop tutoring together. I was able to share a screen with him and ask him exactly what I needed to learn if I wanted to do something specific- it was great! I went from zero knowledge to a good working knowledge of photoshop. Thank you Matt!
"From day one, Matt has gone above and beyond in every aspect. From being on time, getting right back to me, answering my questions, even the stupid ones, He is honest & good and of course very knowledgeable about Adobe Photoshop. 5-Stars!"