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i create meaningful

designs and

powerful websites

I specialize in high quality digital design, strategy and no-code web development. My attention to detail, thorough process and elegant designs have helped hundreds of clients reach their web goals.

I have worked in agencies around the world for over 13 years, as ui designer and art director. I'm now seeking freelance opportunities and remote work possibilities.

living in Canada
working globally

featured

work

I have over 13 years of experience designing websites, ui applications, mobile apps, branding and illustration. Scroll down to see some of my featured work and view my case studies to discover my design process.

Simpli homes

01/03
UX and UI
website design
branding
Illustration

Simpli Homes is an online retailer that creates affordable, high quality furniture sold directly from their ecommerce website. They tasked me with redesigning their website, user experience and helping  to future-proof their brand.

Oxford loyalty

02/03
UX and UI
User journey
strategy
app design

The Oxford Hospitality Group is one of the largest and best-known hospitality corporations in Christchurch. They tasked Plato creative with designing a loyalty app that would give information, grant rewards and have users earning digital currency, which could be spent at their many locations.

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Rubisco

03/03
UX and UI
User journey
strategy
branding
webflow development

Rubisco came to us after receiving a website build from a local agency that wasn't up to their standard. I set out to build them a website that made better use of their brand and told their story using interesting layouts. This website was built in Webflow using client-first development techniques.

Shore Construction came to us at Plato Creative looking to elevate their online presence. They are incredible architects focusing on beautifully built, abstract homes and buildings. They wanted their website to capture their elegance of design and make use of white space.

Services
ux and ui
web design
site coming soon
site coming soon
Shore Construction mobile mock up.
Shore Construction desktop mock up.

Kattsafe came to Plato Creative with a massive request. They had recently purchased three companies in the height-safety sector and wished to combine them all three into a single experience in combination with their rebrand. This meant putting well over one hundred highly-technical products into a single website.

We worked to create a design that was vibrant yet simple enough to navigate and use. It focuses heavily on content and information yet maintains its unique characteristics.

Services
ux and ui
web design
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Kattsafe mobile mock up.
a macbook mockup of Kattsafe

I designed this portfolio for my lovely partner and Webflow Developer extraordinaire Missy. Having started out in the industry a short time ago, I needed to come up with a design to showcase completed projects and her growing skillset. I set out to make her a website that utilizes the power of Webflow interactions and has a clean, modern design.

Services
branding
ux and ui
illustration
website design
webflow development
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View live site
Missy McGee mobile mock up.
a macbook mockup of Missy Mcgee

MP Properties was looking for a website refresh that put emphasis on their high quality photography. They construct stunning homes and office properties but their previous website was not delivering this message.

I aimed to utilize their photography and a minimal layout to show off their high quality work. I created a website that is clean, sophisticated and usable.

Services
ux and ui
web design
View live site
View live site
a mobile mockup of MP property
MP Properties website mock up.

Work on Climate is a volunteer based website that is fostering a community of professionals who work in their climate sector. It is designed for innovators of every aspect to get together in one central place to share information, post jobs, and access information on the sector.

I was happy to volunteer my time to this project as I enjoy helping people who's values and vision align with my own.

Services
ux and ui
web design
View live site
View live site
Work on Climate mobile mock up.
Work on Climate website mock up.

While working at Plato Creative I was tasked with creating a new website for the agency. I set out to design a site that showcases that they are the largest agency on the South Island of New Zealand.

I focused on translating their new brand into a web-specific format and display the size and scale of the company, as well as the volume of work.

Services
ux and ui
web design
View live site
View live site
Plato Creative mobile mock up.
Plato Creative website mock up.

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ground

The following is a gallery of my conceptual work. I enjoy creating designs for companies who I have no official affiliation with, so I can experiment with new layout and graphic options.

a mockup for fitbit
a mockup for Engage
A mockup for Pika AI
a mockup of Grewacke construction
A mockup for the Tesla Cybertruck
a mockup for Afends clothing

HEy, I'm MAtt.

digital designer and

no-code developer

Web designer Matt Stobo standing with plants.

originally from the mountains of Canada I now call new Zealand my home. I travel the world working with agencies and clients whos vision aligns with my own.

When I’m not working I can usually be found mountain biking or training jiu jitsu. I stay as active as possible to counter balance the hours spent working at a computer. Work/life balance is a big factor in my life and where I choose to live.

Illustration of mountains and the sun.
Illustration of a plane ticket.
Illustration of a plane ticket.
Illustration of a flight path from Canada to New Zealand.
Web Designer Matt Stobo biking with dog in Canada.a photo of Matt getting his purple belt in jui jitsua photo of Matt hiking in the Komodo islandsWeb Designer Matt Stobo on a scooter in Asia.Web Designer Matt Stobo with an Alpaca in New Zealand.Web Designer Matt Stobo snowboarding in British Columbia Canada.Web Designer Matt Stobo rock climbing in British Columbia Canada.
Web Designer Matt Stobo biking with dog in Canada.a photo of Matt getting his purple belt in jui jitsua photo of Matt hiking in the Komodo islandsWeb Designer Matt Stobo on a scooter in Asia.Web Designer Matt Stobo with an Alpaca in New Zealand.Web Designer Matt Stobo snowboarding in British Columbia Canada.Web Designer Matt Stobo on a scooter in Asia.
What i do in my spare time
Mountain biking
brazilian jui jitsu
snowboarding
drawing
travelling
boxing
anything with dogs
bouldering
playing music
reading

client

testimonials

“For website design, Matt Stobo is a bankable pro. It’s rare to find creative talent that is also dependable and process-driven. Having seen my share of disaster web design projects, Matt represents the alternative—beautiful designs produced in a controlled fashion. I’ve worked with Matt on several projects and intend to continue into the future.”

a portrait of Darcy McGilvery
Darcy McGilvery
Director, Leadership services
simpli home

“Working with Matt has been a pleasure. He maintained a high standard of both work and communication throughout the process. His attention to detail, excellent skillset and eye for design helped elevate our web presence tremendously. He was punctual and professional at every step, and has worked with the development team to ensure that the design is being implemented flawlessly. We highly recommend Matt as a designer and Art Director.”

A portrait of Inbal Nachman
Inbal Nachman
Marketing director
Work on Climate

"I have nothing but good things to say about working with Matt. He went above and beyond every step of the process and delivered me a webpage that exceeded my expectations.

He took full charge of the process by leading my logo and branding design, as well as created me a highly converting website. His art direction was paramount and his attention to detail was very impressive. I highly recommend him as a designer, art director and developer and will be working with him on several more projects in the future. "

a portrait of Nick Grimshaw
Nick Grimshaw
founder and ceo
Mainland Digital

"Matt first took interest in our website after seeing us struggling with the design phase from a more established agency. He whipped up a ‘look and feel’ slide of what he thought we could achieve and the rest was history. Nailed it first try, completely understood what the brand was about and what we were trying to convey with our web presence. We then worked back through the wireframing, and then full designs and at each stage I was blown away by not only the quality of the work, but the efficiency and professionalism every step of the way.

Matt is my back-pocket go-to designer for anything I need now, and I cannot recommend him enough."

A portrait of Ryan Cosgrove
Ryan Cosgrove
Director of business
Rubisco
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