My name is Matthew Norton. I'm a graphic designer currently pursuing a MGD at NC State University. Feel free to contact me with any collaboration or freelance opportunities.

 

THINGS I'M CURRENTLY IN TO :

  • Still learning barre chords on guitar

  • Paper trimmers

  • The 2018-2019 NBA Season

  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliners

  • Guitar pedals to the detriment my bank account

THings I'm listening to:

  • Twin Fantasy (both of em) - Car Seat Headrest

  • Big Red Machine - Big Red Machine

  • boygenius EP - boygenius

  • Rhododendron - Valley Maker

  • Bark Your Head Off, Dog - Hop Along

 

 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT ME:

I've always been creating something. In middle school I had an obsession with spray paint art; I learned to make planets, oceans, and stars using different splatter and smearing techniques. In high school I started making stencils with X-Acto knifes and creating DIY shirts for different camp or school events. My parents bought me my first MacBook when I was 14 and I began experimenting with iMovie and GIMP. And I always took the initiative on any project requiring layout or design work because I knew I would make it look good. 

In 2012 I started school at the University of South Carolina and found the field of Visual Communications. I began learning about typography, white space, layout design, color theory, photography, and much more. Naturally, I began taking these skills and concepts and began applying them to my everyday work and projects. 

After graduating in 2015, I expanded on my creative passion and started my own little "design shop." I call it MNDS (Matthew Norton Design Shop); where I make, think, create, print, build, or paint anything I want. (I also do it for other people too.)

In 2017, I decided to continue my design education by pursuing a Masters of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University. I'm currently starting my second year (of three) as a MGD candidate, fulfilling my passion for design and creativity.