About

Matthew McAdams is a graphic designer and web developer with over 5 years of industry experience between Nashville and Birmingham. He is also a BFA candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he researches UX design, code semantics, and design systems. His award winning design work is bold, precise, and modern, focusing on the division of space and the use of strong color, as well as the structure and logic behind the work.

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Experience


Font-End Web Developer

2017 – Present, UAB Department of Information Technology
Birmingham Alabama, U.S.A

Maintaining website content, tracking website analytics, as well as creating mockups and developing new web pages. I also led a rebuild of the website that involved UX research, site mapping, and content migration.

Copy & Print Associate

2015 – 2016, Office Max
Nashville Tennessee, U.S.A

Working with clients to design and print a variety of printed materials, overseeing print orders and job progress, printing, cutting, laminating, and binding products. I was also responsible for maintaining printing equipment and tracking supplies.

Silkscreen Printmaker

2013 – 2015, Designs on You LLC
Jasper Alabama, U.S.A

Developing and reclaiming screens before and after production, aligning and calibrating the printing press, making prints on fabric and paper, and quality management.

Education


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

2020, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham Alabama, U.S.A

Subjects included design foundations, composition, color theory, typography, and brand development, as well as printmaking, drawing, illustration, web design, UX design, and the basics of 2D, 3D, and 4D design.

Awards


Best in Category, Student Created Materials

2017, SIGUCCS Communication Awards
UAB IT 2017 Annual Report Website

Exhibitions


Putnam Trees and Birds

2019, UAB DAAH Project Space
Treeverse poems and path finding, app design