We believe that simple is better and message is king. We take a common sense approach to design & development and take pride in being easy to work with. Our technical skill set and intentional creative direction will help push the desired message, and ultimately the effective solution. We thrive on technology and design, but not at the expense of the message.

 
 

About

Hi there! Glad you found me. I am Matt Murray, owner / operator here at filament72, llc, which is a graphic design & web site development collective. I am based in Cleveland’s west side and represent more than a decade in graphic design & website development experience. I take great pride in designing and building effective real world digital solutions, and in being easy to work with. Please take a look at a select sample of websites, identity, and print projects to get a visual of what I do.

“Working” aside, I am a proud husband & daddy and all that comes with it. I tackle my own home renovations and work on my own vehicles where I can. I am grateful for the friends I have made and the ones to come. For the last 10 years or so, I wear a beard in the winter, not because I am hip but because I live in Cleveland! Its freezing! I primarily listen to both kinds of music, Punk Rock and Metal, although I was raised on classic rock so I have an appreciation for it all. I grew up on a skateboard & snowboard and still love both (though not as frequently as I would like). Although I never thought I would be, I am hooked on golf, I get out as much as possible in the summer. I am also a big fan of Cleveland sports, Go Browns, Cavs and Tribe, but as my youngest says “the teams we love don’t win very much” ha! …get used to it kid.

filament72

So what is filament72 all about anyways? It’s a pretty simple concept: Help small-to-medium sized businesses promote themselves effectively and affordably. By utilizing as many inexpensive (or even free) tools and services available, and a business model that allows individuals to work in a group and plug talents and skill sets into different needs as they arise, we can greatly reduce the overhead typically incurred by larger agencies. The way I see it, just because you are not “big” enough to afford a large agency, doesn’t mean you have to look that way.

I utilize several different tools, such as the Adobe Suite of products, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, & PHP, and specialize in leveraging WordPress as a “back-end” content management system (CMS).

Marketing Departments & Freelancers

As noted above, I am a freelancer. So, if any of you marketing departments or fellow freelancers out there are looking for someone to fill a gap for design or development, or just don’t have enough work to justify hiring someone on staff, please drop me a line, maybe we can help each other out.

 

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