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screen capture of infographic example

icons & infographics

screen capture of motion graphic example: animated cockroach dancing

motion graphics

screen capture of interactive example: National Churchill Library and Center, Interactive Timeline

interactive design

screen capture of web page: home page for Stanford University, Integrated Science and Language website

web design

illustration example: banner with diverse group of people

illustration & logos

photo representing personal project: vintage sportscar instrument panel

projects & hobbies



calendar_today Apr 2022 - Present

web designer/advisor

UI/UX designer and advisor for the Authoritative Data Environment (ADE) Web Portal, for the U.S. Navy. Regular duties include research, web design, collaboration, wire-framing, mock-ups, prototyping, and writing content. Additionally, I support ADE’s marketing, training, publications, proposal, and presentation efforts, composing training and promotional videos, infographics, training guides, and more.

  • 2024 GDIT Hero Honor, Recognition Award Recipient

general dynamics information technology (GDIT)

calendar_today Jan 2021 - April 2022

senior graphic designer

Working in collaboration with a team of Instructional System Experts, I designed and developed instructional approaches for computer/web-based training, electronic performance support systems, and other technology-based learning solutions for the U.S. Air Force. Responsibilities included the creation of content graphics, illustrations, themes, videos/motion graphics, logos, icons, infographics, presentations, etc. In addition, I provided guidance and assisted in mentoring junior staff, organizing training content, script and storyboard composition, and quality assurance.

general dynamics information technology (GDIT)

calendar_today Dec 2004 - Dec 2020

senior interactive media designer

Designed and created interfaces, visuals, videos, and animations for use in all forms of multimedia, including digital learning applications, websites, kiosks, museum applications, and digital signage. Additionally, I designed print media, including business cards, brochures, training guides, and trade-display components. I mentored and supervised junior art staff to ensure overall quality design standards were maintained. Other responsibilities included client communications, meetings, training, website maintenance, direction of audio/video and photography, coordinating with outside vendors, quality assurance, and guiding clients in translating their ideas into meaningful applications.

redmon group, inc.

calendar_today Aug 2003 - Nov 2004

senior graphic designer

Designed and created visuals, mock-ups, websites, and animations. Additionally, I designed and developed print media, including business cards, brochures, pocket folders, slicks, posters, display graphics and more. I mentored and supervising junior staff. Other responsibilities included client communications, meetings, coordinating with print vendors, website maintenance, guiding clients in translating their ideas into meaningful applications.

glynn technologies

calendar_today Feb 1997 - May 2003

senior graphic designer/art director

Designed and created graphics for use in interactive computer-based training and educational software. Regular duties included interface design, concept and creation of activity screens, graphics for animation, and website design. Other responsibilities included the design of packaging, brochures, posters, trade-display components, and other related print materials. Additionally, I managed the Art Department, serving as a mentor, assisting with problems/needs, recommending stretch goals, as well as advising on hardware, software, training, and seminars to enhance the department's capacity.

global learning systems/electronic learning facilitators


calendar_today Jan 1991 - Dec 1994

bachelor of fine arts: visual communication design

I developed visual communication skills, critical design and creative problem-solving abilities through various real-world projects in print, digital, and spatial medium design. I designed research-based, conceptual, and process-driven creative projects in a collaborative learning studio environment while exploring industry-specific areas of study such as advertising, branding, type design, color-theory and cross-disciplinary design applications.

  • Cum Laude (3.6 GPA)
  • Maryland Institute Recognition Award
  • Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship
  • Dean’s List: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • MICA T-shirt Design Contest Winner

maryland institute, college of art (MICA)

posterized photo of Matthew Gardiner's face

it's all about communication

My name is Matthew Gardiner and I'm a Visual & Interactive Media Designer with extensive experience designing websites, user interfaces, creating illustrations, animations, promotional and training videos, logos and branding, as well as print materials for Government, Commercial, Non-Profit, Educational, and various other web and multimedia applications.

Specialties: Conceptualizing, creative ideation, collaborating, brainstorming, problem solving, creating, imagining, research, design, detail oriented, typography, animation, illustration, UI/UX, 3D modeling and animation, motion graphics, audio/video, website design, mockups, prototyping, storyboarding, instructional, technical and script writing, infographics, print, branding, logos, maps, icons, interactive media, digital learning, improving products and learning new things.

Tools: Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Blender, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Articulate Rise, Articulate Storyline, Audacity, Camtasia, DaVinci Reslove, Hippani HTML5 Animator, Inkscape, Microsoft Office, Speechelo Text-to-Speech Software, and more. Mac and Windows proficient.

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