I believe that the knowledge I have can be adapted to work to improve your understanding of marketing and brand awareness.
Through relaxed conversations and a goal-driven approach to making progress. I can help you realise the difference between a mediocre campaign and a great campaign that moulds public perception and drives revenue.
With several years working to grow and promote my own brands, I have the hands-on knowledge of how the modern markets work and how to operate successfully in today's business climate.
After co-founding several small companies and growing them over 5 years, with experience working in fashion brand development, I have gained the inside knowledge of what it takes to identify business opportunities, creating and implementing a business strategy and overseeing all areas of evolution.
I have recently guided a small team of illustrators to take the leap into leaving their sedentary office job and get out into the world following their dreams and making a living doing so.
As a co-founder in multiple industries, I have undertaken all manner of tasks and successfully produced results in several key areas on each start-up.
Since moving to Bristol I have worked with a tech-startup in the Engine Shed developing AI solutions that aim to make the world just a little bit better.
And now I am here to work with exciting new people and pass on what I have learned.
Freelance business management and brand advisor // 2018 - Present
• Guiding start-ups through business planning, strategies etc.
• Working on social media growth and marketing campaigns
Prinse Revival, later Tora's Dojo // Founder // 2016 - 2018
Upcycling high-quality retro fashion in an aim to reduce our carbon footprint and be more pro-active in our pursuit of a greener future. Selling online and gaining traction as one of the UK's premium vintage sellers.
• Gained followers on social media
• Top 10 Brand on ASOS Marketplace & Depop
• Multimedia ad campaigns in collaboration with ASOS & Depop
• £120,000 turnover year 1
• Listed for sale at £250,000 year 2
Prinse Clothing, later Ekura Collective // Founder // 2014 – 2017
Founded as part of a small team, built up from the ground - from gaining initial outside investment, business planning, website design, clothing design and printing, logo design and brand development, the creation of a workable studio space & social media management.
• 5-person International team working on product design and brand development
• Multimedia designed for all platforms
• Clothing design, manufacturing and hand-printing
• Web & social media development
Prinse Records // Founder // 2014 – 2017
• Searching for and building relationships with prospective musicians
• Creating a platform to give exposure to lesser known musicians
Freelance Graphic Designer // Jan 2010 – Present
Developing ideas and producing visual final outcomes though Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator, on a number of different projects spanning from restaurant menu design, local business marketing tools and online portfolios.
Sampsonic Media // Illustration Intern // Aug 2013 – March 2014
Working with an experienced creative director and an exciting group of designers in a newly formed team, to bring an existing blog to life in the form of an interactive webcomic. Heavily involved with the early stages of developing a novel into a comic book.
BD Network // Mar – May 2006 // Shoreditch, London
My first real interaction with the design world. A seriously invigorating and eye-opening journey through entry-level office work, development of a project and the relationship built between a client and a design studio.
Excellent! I really enjoyed working with Matthew, he gave me confidence and helped me tackle large amounts of work. i would definitely recommend him to anyone!
From the moment we first spoke, we set to work straight away untangling the complicated marketing brief that Dana had been set in order to pass her course.
Through her excellent understanding of basic marketing principles, ability to unpack a question and focus on achieving large quantities of work in a short time-frame Dana has made an excellent start to her project.
She has proven a studious and ambitious student who never fails to interact with an idea and proudly exclaim her goals of improvement in both business, marketing and everything else she is tackling.
A real pleasure - I look forward to our next lesson.
Perfect! Experienced tutor who clearly has a wealth of both teaching and hands-on experience in digital marketing. Lessons were focused around specific learning requirements and his friendly approach was encouraging.
A wonderfully bright and insightful person with an exciting marketing based project and a tight deadline. Our first lesson was made even better when Arham decided to travel to my home and conduct the lesson in person. We focused on understanding his brief fully and setting out a plan to get the job done! Thanks for a great couple of hours.
Matthew recently guided me successfully to a transition from a job I had been at for over a decade, comfortably and quickly resolving my career woes with strong advice and a calm and easy-going attitude. He set lessons plans which helped me to take the information with me and work more on certain objectives away from his comfortable house where we met a few times a week. He is a fantastic conversationalist and his wicked sense of humour helped me through what could have been a very stressful and problematic stage in my life. Thanks to Matt, it wasn't.
I’ve worked alongside Matt on a huge variety of different projects. He has helped to guide me through several transitional periods in my career with his deep understanding of social media platforms, business development and his experience in founding start-ups. With a great sense of humour Matthew’s session blow by but not without learning something or achieving that lessons objective. A great guy and an even better tutor.
Matt is part of my freelance team. I have hired him on several occasions and would not hesitate to recommend him. His main areas of expertise are Social Media Management, Business Growth advice and Web Design, though he is capable of much more. Matt is highly knowledgeable, intelligent, talented, versatile, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
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