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Heyo! I'm Matt Brett, a veteran freelance web designer from British Columbia, Canada.

I specialize in WordPress development and have been working in the web industry for over 20 years.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games and have published 158 game reviews.

Web Design + Development

Since 2005, I've been working as a freelance web designer from the comfort of my home. Below is a selection of work I've done over the past few years for freelance clients, and sub-contracted as a front-end developer for Takeover Studio. I'm currently working full-time as a UI/UX designer for WPForms.

Since 2005, I've been working as a freelance web designer specializing in WordPress development. I'm currently working full-time as a UI/UX designer for WPForms.

Website Design
Thoughtfully crafted designs that are as functional as they are beautiful.

Website Development
Hand-coded HTML & CSS goodness. None of the fluff, all of the awesome.

Website Maintenance
Cloud backups and monitoring tools to ensure your site is safe and secure.

WordPress Expertise
I've built well over 100 sites on WordPress since the beta was released in 2003.

One Man Army
I can cover all of the required bases and will be with you every step of the way.

The Devil's in the Details
I have a knack for finding little intricacies that make my designs stand out.

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Photography

In 2020 when the pandemic hit, I got into photography and have been spending my free time exploring my surroundings. I regularly post on Instagram and YouTube, and have recently started selling prints.

As the rainy season approaches, I’m kicking myself for not making photography excursions a priority this past year. I got into a bit of a funk this time last year, which lasted right through until spring. Probably had to do with the severe sleep deprivation after bringing a puppy home, but whatever the case, I’m bummed I didn’t really push myself to get out there.

I did, however, spend a lot of time over the long winter months learning. I watched countless hours of tips and tutorials on YouTube, making notes along the way. When I did get back out there, I felt like I was supercharged and saw an immediate improvement in my shooting and post-processing. So I suppose all that time on YouTube was worth it in the end.

Have I thanked you for checking out my photos lately? I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the likes, comments, and shares!

#canonphotography #naturephotography #photography #nature #longexposure #longexposurephotography #longexposurewaterfall #waterfall #forest #sooke #vancouverisland #canada #explorebc #explorecanada #tourismvictoriabc #tourismbc #victoriahype #travelbc #discoverbc #westcoastlife #pnw #pnwlife
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In the 9 years I’ve lived on Vancouver Island, I don’t remember Autumn being this vibrant. We have so many evergreen trees, it’s typically a sea of green in every direction.

Print available in my shop. Use the discount code LETSGO to save 10% off!

#photography #forest #sooke #vancouverisland #canada #explorebc #explorecanada #tourismvictoriabc #tourismbc #victoriahype #travelbc #discoverbc #westcoastlife #pnw #pnwlife #drone #dronephoto #dji #djimini2 #aerialphoto #aerialphotography #autumn #autumnvibes
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The weather’s been crappy lately. Typical fall weather on the west coast of Canada — wet and windy. But on Saturday, we had a break from the gloomy clouds and I seized the opportunity.

I had an idea for an aerial photo close to home and rushed out with only my drone in tow. From the ground, we see mostly green trees with a few coloured maples here and there. But from the air, the colours shine through. I was blown away by the view when I flew above the tree line!

Print available in my shop. Use the discount code LETSGO to save 10% off!

#photography #forest #sooke #vancouverisland #canada #explorebc #explorecanada #tourismvictoriabc #tourismbc #victoriahype #travelbc #discoverbc #westcoastlife #pnw #pnwlife #drone #dronephoto #dji #djimini2 #aerialphoto #aerialphotography
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After posting my last waterfall photo, someone asked if I had been to Mary Vine Falls. Not only had I not been there, I had never even heard of it! Funny thing is, it’s only about a 10 minute hike from a spot I’ve been to countless times.

So I ventured out on a Saturday morning to check it out. It was a beautiful day, so needless to say it was quite busy on the trail. When I got to the falls, there were 3 photographers already in place. I waited patiently for my turn, but by that time, more had gathered and were in line behind me. I fired a few shots off, but I couldn’t get to the position I really wanted to shoot from and wasn’t happy with the results.

A couple days later I went back, and this time I had the spot to myself for an hour and a half! It was glorious, and I came home with much better photos.

I spent quite a while on this edit, as I tried a new technique to ensure the foliage is in focus. This is a 30 second exposure, and as you might imagine, leaves move around with the slightest breeze. So this time, I took a long exposure, then another shot at 1/60s and stacked them. Now I have silky smooth water, and everything else is nice and sharp. Stoked!

#photography #longexposure #longexposurephotography #longexposurewaterfall #waterfall #forest #sooke #vancouverisland #canada #explorebc #explorecanada #tourismvictoriabc #tourismbc #victoriahype #travelbc #discoverbc #westcoastlife #pnw #pnwlife #maryvinefalls
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One of my favourite aspects of photography, is finding beauty in just about anything. Sometimes, I find myself hundreds of feet in the air. Other times, I'm kneeling on the ground capturing the smallest details.

#photography #macro #macrophoto #macrophotography #macroworld #closeupshot #closeupmagic #nature #beautyinnature
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Got some night photography practice in. Was hoping for the milky way, but the only clouds were lingering in that part of the sky. This dock and boat made for a pretty decent subject, with the town of Sooke in the background.

#night #nightphoto #nightphotography #boat #dock #harbour #sooke #sookeharbour #whiffinspit #smalltown #pnw #pnwlife #longexposure #reflection
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