Matt Fordham

Web & App Development
Seattle, WA

I’ve been helping start-ups, brands, and agencies plan and build successful digital experiences and products for over 16 years. If you've got good people and a great idea, I'm interested.


Past Clients and Partners

I work with product owners, marketers, engineers, designers, investors, inventors, and just about anyone else with a great idea.

  • AKQA
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • CenturyLink
  • Charles Schwab
  • Coca Cola
  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Delta Airlines
  • Dropbox
  • ESPN
  • Facebook
  • Frito-Lay
  • Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
  • Group Health
  • HBO
  • Heineken
  • Jell-O
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Sasquatch! Festival
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Sonic Drive-in
  • Sony
  • Starbucks
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Weiden + Kennedy
  • 72andSunny

Trades and Tools

The Idea leads the way, and I've worn many hats and applied many tools to make it happen.


  • Technical Direction, Strategy and Planning
  • Front-end Development
  • Back-end Development
  • Mobile Web Development
  • Native iOS Development
  • CMS Implementation
  • E-commerce Implementation
  • Custom CMS Plug-in Development
  • Automated Deployment
  • Automated Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Server Administration and Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance Testing


  • Production and Project Management (CSM)
  • Information Architecture Planning and Design
  • User-experience Design
  • Visual Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User-story Planning
  • Analytics Planning and Implementation
  • A/B and Multivariate Testing
  • Education and Speaking
  • Sound design, editing, and mixing
  • Photography


  • Ruby, JavaScript (Node, ES6, Coffeescript), PHP, Objective-C, AS3, CSS3 (PostCSS, Sass, Stylus), HTML5
  • Back-end Frameworks

  • Ruby on Rails, LoopBack, Padrino, Laravel, Sinatra, Express
  • Front-end Frameworks and Libraries

  • React/Redux, Backbone, jQuery, Three.js, Phaser, Pixi.js, Impact.js, GSAP
  • Content Management Systems and Site Generators

  • Craft, ExpressionEngine, Wordpress, Statamic, Middleman, KeystoneJS, Harp
  • Databases and Caching

  • Postgres, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Firebase, Memcache, Varnish, SQLite
  • Testing

  • RSpec, Capybara, Mocha, Chai, PhantomJS, CasperJS
  • Servers, Hosting and Deployment

  • Apache, Nginx, Linux (Ubuntu), Capistrano, Chef, Vagrant, Otto, Docker, Terraform, Travis CI, Heroku, AWS, Linode
  • Misc

  • Git, Bash, OpenFrameworks, Arduino, Flash, Jira, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Omnigraffle, Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live