Testimonials

Business/Professional References:


Matt was a real pleasure to work with. This was the third web site I’ve had built but Matt definitely made this one the most enjoyable. I was slow in making decisions, therefore the process stretched out over many months. Matt maintained his upbeat attitude and enthusiasm about the project throughout the duration of the site development. I was impressed with the creative options and solid technical advice he provided me. The end result is a site that I’m very proud of!

Kent Prater
Prater Architects, Inc.
San Diego, CA
www.praterarch.com


To Whom It May Concern:

I have had the privilege of working beside and contracting with Matthew Carroll for several projects. Matthew played a pivotal role in the growth and development of our company from the design of our logo (above) to the back end contact database support and everything in between.

Matt built several websites while apart of our company Robinson Medical Aesthetics and was a visionary in the overall branding of our company.

I would highly recommend Matt to any employer.

With Gratitude,
Brandon H. Robinson
Skin Body Soul Life Spa
President / CEO
400 21st. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
P. 925.354.0763
www.SkinBodySoul.com


From Matt Stevenson, CEO, HomePro:

My goal [with my website] was to create a user friendly, content driven web-site that would provide a professional image to my prospective clients and generate new business. I have been planning and designing my web-site for a long time so I had a detailed vision of how I wanted the site to look. I have to say that my new web-site is everything I envisioned and more.

Matt Carroll was a pleasure to work with and is extremely talented in web-site design. I gave him complete artistic control of the design and the end results are fantastic. More importantly, my web-site is now generating an incredible amount of new business!

I can wholeheartedly recommend OWD for web-site design. Feel free to use me as a reference anytime. I am one very satisfied client.


To Whom It May Concern:

I am an Interactive Account Manager with sacbee.com and have had the pleasure of working with Matt Carroll for the past two years. Prior to my employment with the Sacramento Bee’s Interactive Department, I held a similar position with the San Jose Mercury News. In my 12 years of advertising sales experience, I have worked with many design teams and individual graphic artists.

Matt Carroll clearly shines as one of the most talented, self-motivated, and forward thinking individuals I have encountered in my career path. Many times, Matt has proven his ability to create an advertising masterpiece out of limited graphics and direction. He has also demonstrated the skill of taking very detailed concepts and marketing goals to become a real, functioning, final product.

Matt’s work has helped me secure new customers and build solid relationships with major advertisers in a variety of industries, including: telecommunications companies, political candidates, and entertainment venues.

I will highly recommend Matt Carroll for employment with your company.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or need for additional information.

Sincerely,

Monica Woodworth
Interactive Account Manager, sacbee.com


Matt Carroll is sacbee.com’s most innovative sales designer. He successfully marries the contextual on-line user experience with meeting the need of an on-line advertiser.

Matt has the innate ability to hear what an advertiser says he needs to accomplish and design creatives that generate those results. He has successfully helped the sales team at sacbee.com secure and grow on-line revenue for the past 5 years.

Examples of automotive related work that secured new revenue for sacbee.com:

*Expanded ad format we use on sacbee.com cars.com home page:
Daugherty Chevrolet, Hummer of Sacramento, Maita Toyota, Folsom Lake Kia
*Video ads
Hummer of Sacramento, Folsom Chevrolet, Maita Automotive Group, Maita Toyota Tailgate Event
*Video email blasts- Maita Automotive Group
*PopUnders -Maita Automotive Group, Folsom Imports, Folsom Chevrolet
Matt Carroll’s fresh approach to on-line ad design for the past five years has helped grow sacbee.com automotive revenue from $120,000 to over $1.5 million per year.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Delaney
Account Manager
sacbee.com/cars.com


To whom it may concern:

I supervised Matt’s work for about five years and found him a tremendously creative, talented, hard-working artist.
He handled a considerable workload, including supervision of other artists for a time, and despite that workload consistently produced our best ad creative. The best testimonial I can offer you: The sales reps wanted Matt to work on their accounts — all of the reps, all of the time.

I would hire Matt without hesitation for a job that requires imagination, web smarts and task ownership.

Sincerely,

Ralph Frattura
Former interactive director, Sacramento Bee


To whom it may concern:

I have had the pleasure of working with Matt Carroll for the past 6 years in The Sacramento Bee’s Interactive Media Department.

Matt has lead the design team in creativity, trouble shooting and new, innovative ideas. He is an extremely talented designer, and can work with speed on the short deadlines he’s given from our Sales and Marketing Departments. Our customers are always impressed with his work.

Matt has tackled inventory challenges, and is always the œgo to person for our team on any technical problem or opportunity.

I would highly recommend Matt Carroll to any interested parties. He is talented, reliable and a great asset to any design team.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact me anytime at jlgallagher@ncbb.net or 916-768-0231

Lynn Gallagher
Online Account Manager
Sacbee.com


Personal References:


I cannot say enough good things about Matt Carroll. He coached my daughter, Kayiba Johnson in the AYSO soccer [league] and he was extraordinary! He is a great, great coach (and my daughter has had others). He was, seriously almost professional in how he trained his team. The girls went undefeated. He is organized, committed and yet kind, funny and sensitive. You will be doing yourself a big favor by hiring him.

Sincerely,

Laura Johnson, Ojai, CA


To whom it may concern,
My son was coached in soccer by Mr. Matt Carroll. I have had years of observing the various coaches of my children’s teams, and working as an assistant coach for several teams/coaches. It is my experience that Mr. Carroll has an exemplary coaching approach and style that puts him among the top coaches we have worked with.

He was able to work with players of varied skill levels and develop them as individuals, and positively guided their growth. In the time since my son last played for Mr. Carroll I have referenced that time fondly, and how my son was supported and encouraged to develop as a player. I do not recall our win/loss ratio, but do remember just how much my son enjoyed playing soccer.

Regards,
Joe Frasca
J A Frasca & Associates