My biography

Welcome to Matthew Roderick's Gallery Site! Metro Detroit & Beyond!

Visual Artist and Multimedia Designer exploring and investigating the Human Condition through Photography. Browse through albums completed for a Master of Arts in Photography at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI USA documented between 2003 & 2006, and even earlier photos captured while studying as an amateur at Washtenaw Community College.

Career Experience

2017-Present: Online Web & Digital Trainer at Upskilled in South Australia AU. Deliver units of competency for ICT40315 and ICT40815, ICT50615 and ICT50915. Guide and mentor students in an e-learning environment progressing through digital media technology and web development certification and diplomas.

2015-2017: Web Development & Digital Imaging Trainer at Evocca College in Elizabeth, South Australia AU. Deliver units of competency for ICT50611 and ICT50911. Capture photographs and video for composite and production, workshops in HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Layout using Bootstrap.

2013-2015: Graphic Designer & Web Developer at Stellar Digital in Gawler, South Australia AU. HTML, CMS and WordPress, PHP, CSS3, MySQL, JavaScript, XML. Branding and design, logo and graphics, signage, stationery, company training and email campaigns.

2012-2013: Promotional Designer & Front End Developer at North East Isuzu in Burton, South Australia AU. Create weekly advertisements for Isuzu, IVECO, and Chrysler Jeep Dodge brands. Assemble multiple hand-coded web sites using HTML, PHP, CSS.

2010-2012: Print Publication & Web Designer at Sprint Auto Parts in Mawson Lakes, South Australia AU. Assemble, proof and prepare retail catalogues distributed to over 600,000 households and photograph products for web and print publication.

2000-2009: Visual Arts Faculty at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. Course concepts include Design Technology, Digital Imaging and Traditional Photography.

2008-2009: Adjunct Faculty of Visual Communications at The Art Institute of Michigan, Novi, Michigan USA. Course concepts include Digital Photography and Imaging Software.

2007-2008: Center Director for Arrowwood Hills Cooperative, a Community Non-Profit Housing Cooperative located in Ann Arbor, MI USA. Responsibilities included Web Design, Monthly Newsletters, Cultural Events, Adult Education, After School & Teen Programs, Food Distribution, Grant Writing & Reporting, Staff and Computer Administration.

2005-2006: Web Designer and Graphic Designer for The Creative Group in Southfield, MI USA. Responsibilities included graphic and promotional design for advertisements published in The Coupon Book with Entertainment Publications, web coding in html and php.

2003-2005: Marketing, Sales and Web Designer for Twin Pines Paper in Canton, Michigan USA. Responsibilities included graphic and promotional design for advertisements published in The Coupon Book with Entertainment Publications, web coding in html and php.

Educational Qualifications

2015: Australian Institute of Technology Transfer - Cert IV in Training and Assessment
Make a Presentation, Plan Assessment Activities and Processes, Assess Competence, Participate in Assessment Validation, Provide Work Skill Instruction; Plan, Organise and Deliver Group-based Training and Learning in the Workplace, Design and Develop Learning Programs, Use Training Packages and Accredited Courses to meet client needs, Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills.

2003-2007: Wayne State University - Master's of Photography
Visual experiences range from Traditional & Digital Photo Processes, Lithography, Serigraphy, Photo Restoration, Drawing, Image Preparation & Optimization, Graphics & Logos, Print Publishing and Web Design. Master's Thesis documented Urban Blight in Detroit, MI USA reflecting on the History, Industrial Trends, Successes and Failures, and bearing Witness to the City as it Fights for its Survival in the Post-Industrial Landscape.

1997-1999: Washtenaw Community College - Associate's in Photographic Technology
Curriculum ranged from Traditional Darkroom 35mm, 120mm and 4x5" Film, Studio, RC & Fibre Print Photography, RA-4 Color & E-6 Chrome Film Processing. Film Scanning Technology, Industry Imaging Software for Photo Optimisation, Internegatives, Manipulation and Colour Management yielding Archival Giclée prints.

1992-1996: Michigan State University - Bachelor's in Business Marketing
Versed in Management, Economics, Accounting, and Market Research. Analyzed companies for Efficiency, Profitability & Liquidity, and engaged in Statistics Probability, Sales, Accounting and Forecasting. Evaluated International Target Markets, Norms and Group Behavior Patterns, Researched Population Segments and the Life Cycle of Market Trends. And yes, I did take interesting supplemental classes in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology and Drawing.