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Making Matters

Hello, my name is Matthew Hettler and I am a designer. I believe that design is about doing. It is about solving complex, real-world problems with simple but powerful solutions. It is about making.

While I have a masters in architecture, I am also an artist, musician, and program developer. I have been doing freelance web design and development for over five years and love jumping between the built environment and the digital. After all, they are both habitable spaces.

Matthew Hettler, New York City


Web Design



My full-time gig.

I currently live and work in New York City, but I have previously worked in Chicago, Columbus, and New Haven.


Yale School of Architecture, 2013
University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2008


All Architecture Projects


My part-time gig.

I have been doing freelance web design & development for over five years and am currently available for projects. Send me an email.

Past Clients

Yale School of Architecture, Accurate Locks & Hardware, Slay Tracks, Worn Jerabek Architects


HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Jquery, Javascript, Drupal, Wordpress


All Web Projects


My new part-time gig.

I started developing applications for iOS and OS X over a year ago and it has slowly taken up all my free time... I'll be releasing an iOS application soon, so check back in a few months!


All Development Projects





My full-time hobby.

I have been recording on a 4-track since grade school. It sounds exactly how you'd imagine... like it was recorded by a grade-schooler on a 4-track.


All Music Projects


My part-time hobby.

Need to do more of this.


All Art Projects


Everyone's hobby.

Let's be real, it's Instagram: @mhettler.

If you're in a car driving down the road and you close your eyes, you have no idea what your speed is. You know you are going very fast, but you don't feel it.

It's the same thing if you're free falling from space. There are no signposts. You only hear yourself breathing in the helmet."

— Joseph Kittinger, 1960: 102,800 feet

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