Matt is a digital media designer, music technologist, educator, composer and musician. He runs his own business The Pixel Gang, teaching games coding and digital media creation to children. He has written qualifications and developed programmes for HE, FE, and apprenticeships in the fields of digital marketing, music and multimedia, and makes content for a number of online learning platforms. He has released music under his own name and contributed to recording projects in the mainstream and independent music industry.
After leaving college in 1978, Matt worked as a graphic designer for 7 years before moving into the music industry, first working in studio recording and then as a writer at Island Music.
Matt has recorded albums under his own name and contributed to the recordings of other artists in the roles of engineer, producer and composer. Of his collaborative work he is most proud of the recordings he has made with Elio Pace, Jebb Loy Nichols, Lorraine Morley, guitarist Brian Douglas, and Bluey (Incognito).
Matt discovered Director and QuickTime in the 1990s and became involved in interactive enhanced CD development. He was asked to develop courses for Rose Bruford college, Kingston and Greenwich universities, and became involved in digital media design and marketing. He has mentored young designers and musicians, and developed and delivered digital media, music technology and digital marketing qualifications and curriculum for apprentices, adults, FE and HE students.
Matt authored the new Digital Marketing level 3 and 4 apprenticeship diploma for Agilisys Arch and City & Guilds, and has helped a number of organisations to implement, refine and deliver digital marketing and creative digital media apprenticeship programmes.
Matt contributes content to online learning platforms Project Studio Handbook and Planet Of Tunes, and in 2014 he started a new business, The Pixel Gang, which teaches games programming to 7 - 14 year old children in South London.