The Kingdom

The Kingdom is the umbrella of all that I do. If my mind broke into pieces this would be it. I've never believed in being defined as just a designer, or having but one path in this life. I just have too much passion for so many things. Here is my personal network of all that draws my curiosity. The animals in the logos are all derived from the actual animal kingdom, and represent the subject matter. This is my life portfolio.

"A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm" ~ Charles Schwab

My son Ben is the most important person in my life, and he’s quite the character. His imagination is greater than anybody I know. I thought I’d document his AdBENtures for the world to see how amazing it is through the eyes of a happy little boy.

Finding Happiness

Everybody in life wants to find happiness, but it’s really not a place, but a way of being. Here are the little things in life where I find happiness.

Old Man Stories

Need a good story? Gather around the camp fire, and tell tales of times past, things to come, good times, bad times, and all the rest.

Lead the Pack

What’s it take to be an entrepreneur? This is about the journey, and what it takes to be a real practitioner; the ups, the downs, and everything in-between.

Monstro Marketing

Real marketing advice. It’s a different, yet familiar marketplace to the ones are grandparents grew up in. The small marketplace with the one-to-one relationships now exist again, but this time in a highly connected, hyper fast world. This site is about navigating the clutter, and being different in a noisy world.

Digital Kingdom

The central hub of my network is digitalkingdom.club. The aggregation of all the content I produce, and the best way to see a little bit of all the crazy things I’m doing.

Cool Books Club

I love reading. It’s amazing to live in a time where anything you want to know about the world you can find in a book or on the internet. To me nothing will beat the feeling of holding a physical book in your hand, and absorbing all that it contains. Check this site out to get an update on books, and articles I review.

Grumbly Tummy

I’m kindof a major foodie, and I kindof go out to eat to a lot of places. My job sometimes puts me in different places across the country where I get to eat at the local spots. So in a way, this is my Anthony Bourdain type blog. Check it out for my reviews on cool spots, and fattening recipes.

Mattjamz.com is my personal quest for me to get noticed on the YouTube like J-Beebs. Not really, I just want to jam. I never learned a second language, but I hope I can one day play in such a way that can speak to anyone’s soul.

Dope Sketch

I now find most solace from creating art. This site is all about sketches, doodles, paint, whatever. It’s the site from the artist at the core of me.

Build Everyday

This is a passion project of mine to build particular projects for set periods of time, of either a month, a week, a year, or whatever. It’s my creative outlet to sharpen my skill-set, and to grow as a creative.

“You’ve got to find what you love…the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs

Run. Lift. Jump!

I’ve always had a love crazy urge to test myself physically. I once ran a marathon without a single day of training. What an idiot. I believe that a strong physical body can translate to an even stronger mind. I love running, doing CrossFit, climbing mountains, lifting cars, wrestling bears, or any sort of other physical challenge. Here’s where I record my RUNventures, and other manly active things. I promise I’ll never speak of CrossFit in any capacity unless asked. I still love donuts.

Vision Hero

Growing up, and still to this day I LOVE movies! But really, who doesn’t? This site is focused on creating videos. My hope is to tell great stories, while learning some industry tricks along the way. Also, the URL keeps getting blocked in coffee shops, and on my work computer; the filter reads that it’s marked as “porn”. I can 100% assure you that it doesn’t contain any porn whatsoever, nor will it ever…unless it’s food porn.

The Photo Memory

Before I die I’d like to adventure a good part of the world, and hopefully I catch most of it on camera. This is my photo and video blog on the places I travel, visit, explore, live, grow and learn from.

Karate Coder

My first real job was at a digital agency, working as a Jr. Web Designer. I was trained in traditional print at SDSU, needless to say I didn’t know how I got hired, and when I got my first coding task I was terrified. I didn’t let my fear of writing shit code take hold, instead I bought a library of books, and taught myself everything I could on numerous development subjects. In the time since my first job I’ve learned PHP, Javascript, CSS3, C++, Java, WordPress and much much more. Funny thing is, is that it’s probably one of my favorite outlets. Creating something out of nothing on the Interwebs feels like being Neo in the Matrix. It’s powerful.

This website, and every “Kingdom” site was hand crafted by me.

Matty Adventures

This is the stuff from the heart. My personal blog about life; the knitty gritty, the happy fluffy stuff, the triumphs, the darkest of dark, the ups the downs, the laughs, and everything in between. It’s my personal story.

“Some people, were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people, dance.” ~ Benjamin Button