Hi, My name is Matt Blasi and I'm a freelance UX/UI designer, front-end developer, web consultant and photographer living in Tampa, Florida.
I built my first website in 1999, it began mostly with just loving the development of it, then in 2001 after a car accident I started to merge my passion for design with my love of programming. From there things just started to build.
My first job working for a studio rather than freelance was in 2005 when I took a job at Trinet Internet Solutions as a web developer. This was a great experience, until then I had only ever worked as a freelancer designing sites for small local businesses, friends and family.
While I have continued to work as a freelancer I also have had the opportunity to work for several wonderful companies while continuing to develop my skills and experience working for clients I enjoyed. While it would be hard to choose only one favorite client I think the ones I enjoyed the most were The Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Four Seasons, Elite Autos LLC and PlayPumps International.
The photography came in at about the same time, though I really had no idea what I was doing when I first picked up a camera [that didn't stop me]. While I joke that I learned to use a camera so that I would be behind it rather than in front of it, the truth is there is just something about shooting that I enjoy - which is why I don't go anywhere without at least one of my cameras…