I believe that the knowledge I have can be adapted to work with all stages of building your business.
Through relaxed conversations and a goal-driven approach to making progress. I can help you understand what you need to do in order to make your business idea a success, how to make more money from your art, craft or hobby and ultimately drive profits, meaning you can make more money doing what you love.
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 wprk with exciting new people and pass on what I have learnt.
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 thousands of 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.
Perfect! Matthew is a superb teacher! Our lessons were really interesting. He has a great background which gives him a lot of skills to teach and a lot of experience to share. He has incredibly helped me to develop my business!
Victor has been an incredible person to spend time with. He is intelligent and extremely thoughtful which has made the entire process a pleasure. We've spent time understanding the English language better and gone over how to create more beautiful and engaging content. Our lessons have been relaxed and hard-working with key focus on improvement.
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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