Matt Stewart: Art, Illustrations, Graphic Design, & Web Development
I was born in a small town outside of St. Louis, Missouri, but now live in Calgary, Alberta. As a kid I loved history, science, and all things pop culture, with little of this changing to this day. My interests carried forward in my post-secondary studies, with completing degrees in archaeology, web development, social media marketing, and graphic design /illustration. You might be able to say I liked school…
I am a versatile artist who has worked on a range of different projects. When it comes to illustration I am principally a traditional artist with a focus on portraits, comic art, trading card art, fantasy/science fiction art, film storyboards, and character designs. I am also an experienced graphic designer, creating logos, posters, t-shirts, and other graphics using Adobe programs (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
I also have over 10 years experience as an archaeologist in western Canada, and have completed a Masters in the discipline (you can read my thesis here, and it includes a bunch of my own scientific illustrations: M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan). I have been a part of projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories, and have held permits in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Currently I do not work in the field of archaeology as art and web development takes up the majority of my time, but I still keep an eye out for small contracts where I can wander about through the Canadian forests in search of heritage resources.