My name is Jessie Matanky and I am an independent graphic designer, web site designer, animal enthusiast, & general code dork based out of downtown Portland, OR.
I have been passionately making clean, visually stunning websites, print work, logos, animations, illustrations (and, of course, little monsters on the side) for the last ten years professionally. I have worked on all sorts of projects, large ones, small ones, those needing a lot of creative planning & simple ones. Basically, if you want it to look good, I’m your girl.
I recently hired Jessie at Hand Hugs to build a website and marketing materials. Jessie was great helping me get organized, listening to my requirements, asking me questions, and ultimately building me a website that far surpassed my expectations. She really is creative and a pleasure to work with.
Jessie goes above & beyond. She gets the job done on time if not early, and is so helpful in explaining things when I have questions as I am not very computer/web savvy.
Jessie designed our website and did a fantastic job. She came up with a very clean and elegant solution to fit exactly what we needed and she works very efficiently. She continues to help us improve our web presence. Any question I’ve had, she knows the answer and offers great suggestions.
Jessie is teeming with creativity. I said “giant squid,” and before I could say Jack Robinson, she’d come up with the most wonderful website design. She and I worked together and came up with solutions that will make my two websites a real delight to use. Jessie is fast and thorough. I really feel I can trust her with my projects, and I would highly recommend her services to anyone else looking to have a smart, clean, elegant web presence.
I wasn’t exactly sure about what I wanted, and Jessie helped me brainstorm the perfect design. She is incredibly artistic and creative, but also understands a lot about the technical aspects of web development. I’ll never have to hire another person to work on my site.
Jessie, the owner-designer of Hand Hugs is fantastic. She listens, absorbs, gives constructive criticism, has tremendous technical knowledge and expertise and most of all delivers a great product. She has taught us how to manage and update our site which saves us a great deal of money. As a retired Director and Professor of Design, I have not had a student in my past 30 years of practice that has performed as well.
Robert & Michael
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jessie on a number of projects and she exceeds my expectations every time. Her design skills are superior and she has an intuitive sense of what I’m going for on each project. Most importantly, she cares about her clients’ work and is a fantastic listener.
Jessie was able to build the exact site that I had envisioned in my mind. Whenever I had a question or idea she was responsive and had the perfect solution each time. I have built websites through other companies and it was always hard to get hold of them and they never really understood my vision. Plus, they always seem to cost much more than first estimated. With Jessie, everything was so simple. I got the exact site that I wanted, for the exact budget discussed.
So happy with my site from Jessie. Easy to tell her all the things I liked, and she came up with a design that fit my personality perfectly. She made sure I received a product I am happy with at a great price. Inspired to put my work on the web with a site design I’m proud of.
Everyone who views my new website and logo is so impressed. Jessie listened to my ideas and requests, and was tactful when advising against ideas. Jessie told me what she would do and when, and she followed through without fail. She was very patient with my lack of knowledge while showing me how to maintain my website. I recommend her without reservation.
Hand Hugs went far, far beyond my expectations. Jessie is professional, knowledgeable, and a nice person. She worked to understand the look I was after and her suggestions were completely on the mark. I couldn’t be happier with my Hand Hugs experience and with my website!
Jessie was able to share her ideas and experience in her field of expertise and created a work of art on my website. She challenged me and most importantly she challenged and pushed herself beyond my expectations. I value her judgment, sense of loyalty and customer service.
I am still getting absolutely fabulous feedback on the site – even from people who do some web design AND from people who are very “corporate”. Just absolutely wonderful comments about the look, the feel, the clarity and simplicity of the content.
Jessie is knowledgeable and easy to work with. She’s open to your ideas, and also has the experience to offer guidance and direction when you need it. She refined and customized all aspects of my Shopify store, from the theme, to the email templates to helping choose and set up the best apps for my needs.
Owner of Minoux Jewelry
Jessie is highly professional yet very approachable and easy to work with. She can tackle your requests in a timely manner and even provide feedback and advice that is invaluable for your needs. Her background as an artist and designer provides the ability for you to rely on her for aesthetic decisions as well as the creative build for your website. I was able to rely on her for just about all of my needs. She is fair priced, and an awesome person to work with. I have already recommended her to others looking for a person to create their Shopify site Thanks again Jessie!
Jessie was with me from the moment the idea was in my head to the moment the site was launched. Every request was met and surpassed and formed into one of the simplest yet sophisticated photo websites there is. Highly recommended.
Darcy Bacha Photography
I’ve worked with Jessie on numerous web projects over the years. Whether it’s designing a whole new site from scratch or simply making routine updates, Jessie always delivers great work and helpful insights. Her vast skillset covers everything you could need, and she’s always working to stay ahead of the curve. I would definitely recommend her for your next ecomm project.
We owe a great deal of appreciation and thanks to Hand Hugs for helping us to fully utilize new educational concepts and electronic learning to its fullest. Jessie Matanky’s professional skills and ability related to e-learning, and understanding diverse subjects, are exceptional. It has helped us, for over ten years, to connect with learners and collectors worldwide, who have remained loyal customers, since we entered this type of long-distance learning and merchandising.
Robert & Michael