Ben A. Matthews Graphic & Web Design
Stand Out from the Crowd.
Who I Am
Not Just a Web Designer.
Doesn’t everyone have a nephew, cousin or friend who is a “web designer”?
And, I do more than put some pictures and letters together to make logos and create collateral.
I’m an artist. An activist. An advocate.
I’m constantly looking for new ideas and inspiration. I'm consistently learning new things, but never losing sight of the things that work.
I have an eye for design and a heart for people.
What I Do
I work with* select individuals, businesses and organizations to help them shape their image, share their message & stand out from the crowd.
Logo, Branding & IdentityNeed a new logo for your business, product or event? Or need your existing logo redrawn, redone or updated? I can do that. And, I can help you integrate it into your overall brand and identity, providing you with a clean, consistent look that you can use on everything from your website and social media to print pieces and signage, clothing and more.
Website Creation & MaintenanceNeed a website to engage your customers, clients or friends? Or do you simply need a web presence for communication and credibility? I can help you plan and launch a clean, professional website that will be optimized for search engines and get your message out.
Graphic & Print DesignNeed your identity and message printed or displayed? I can help you create collateral that will get attention and help you stand out from the crowd. From business cards and brochures to blimps and billboards ... and everything in between.
Social MediaNeed help getting your social media presence integrated with the rest of your media, messaging and marketing strategy? I can help you make the most of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more. It isn't for everyone, but if it's for you, it needs to be done right.
*I say "with" intentionally, rather than "for". I prefer working with partners rather than simply for clients. I want to come alongside people I support and causes I believe in. It's more enjoyable that way - for both of us.
How I Work
Tools can never do the work themselves. But, having the right tools makes a difference and using them the right way matters. I rely heavily on the Adobe Creative Suite for most of the projects I complete. That means what I deliver to you is of professional quality and will be in the format your printers and other vendors need to give you the best possible product.
And, when I am working online, I do almost all of my web design and development on the WordPress platform, with custom graphics created in Photoshop and Illustrator.
ProcessPeople often ask me how I come up with ideas, where I get my inspiration, and how I do the work I do. I've found it can be hard to explain. I connected with this Aaron Draplin piece and it gives a glimpse into my creative process as well.
Who I Work With
Projects & Partners Have Included:
Businesses & Organizations
Grim Reaper Fitness
Group Benefits Source
Mad Bean Painting & Design
Charities & Churches
Carlos Beltran Foundation
Holt Brothers Foundation
Jacob's Well Community Church
Michael Young Family Foundation
Pujols Family Foundation
NCAA Division I Lacrosse
The First Four
NCAA Division I Basketball
John R. Wooden Classic
John R. Wooden Tradition
LPGA Ginn OPEN
LPGA Ginn Tribute hosted by ANNIKA
PGA Ginn Sur Mer Classic
PGA Ginn Championship
Events & Sports Marketing
Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association
Central Illinois Multisport Expo
Climbing for the Kids
Illinois High School Shrine Game
State Farm Holiday Classic
Campaigns & Politics
Brian Plath for Circuit Clerk
Erik Rankin for County Board
Renner for Mayor
Vote Yes for McLean County Schools