Matthew Warland
Design & Development


Hello, I'm a design director in Toronto, Canada. I have over 18 years of experience in graphic design, front-end development, and user experience strategy.

My area of expertise is editorial product design, and I'm passionate about creating exceptional reading experiences and editorial systems. Throughout my career, I have developed websites for prominent Canadian publishers and collaborated with startups and independent publishers both as an in-house designer and a freelancer.

I've led and mentored high-performing, award-winning design teams for St. Joseph Media and National Post. As a freelancer, I lead clients and teams through the entire project cycle, running design processes that deliver on core user and business goals with empathy and clarity.

To learn more about me, please get in touch. I'd love to chat!.


This site is built with Eleventy, a static site generator for its front end. 100% designed and built by me with tactical support by Leah, the potcake.

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Toronto - CASE Awards 2019 & 2020, Gold for Digial Media
  • Passport 2017 - Content Council 2017, Bronze for Best in Non-Profit
  • Food Institute - Content Council 2017, Gold for Best in Education
  • Toronto Life - Digital Publishing Awards 2017, Gold for Best Digital Design
  • Weddingbells Trends - Digital Publishing Awards 2017, Gold for Lifestyle
  • Toronto Life - Digital Publishing Awards 2016, Gold for Best Digital Design
  • Gastropost - 2013 COPA Gold for Social Media
  • Gastropost - 2013 Society for News Design JSR
  • Gastropost - 2012 COPA Gold for Social Media
  • National Post - 2012 COPA Gold for Best Overall Website
  • National Post - 2011 COPA Gold for Best Website Design
  • National Post - 2011 COPA Silver for Overall Website

Companies I’ve Worked With

Heritage Canada, The Canadian Senate, University of Toronto, Guelph University, Balm Labs, Newcom Media, TD, Toronto Life, Global News, National Post, Fashion Magazine, YTV, Treehouse TV, Canon, Grey Goose, Birks, Lindt, Random House, Red Canoe, and Alliance Atlantis.