Hello! Welcome to the design portfolio and studio of Ruben Matamoros. I am a highly motivated Graphic & Web Designer with over five years of experience in developing engaging and innovative digital and print designs for clients in a broad range of industries. Offering creative design solutions to solve business problems is one of the main reasons I get me up in the morning, other than my family.
So why Valiant Creative?
Outside of design, I am very much an athlete as well. Most of my life I've also had a passion for soccer and martial arts and have competed in high levels. I've always been fascinated by lions and they symbolically represent me to the core. Their bravery and fierceness, their strength, agility, and other attributes that I too strive to have. I like to be confident and bold when it comes to design, and life, stepping out of the box and being valiantly creative.
Valiant Creative is my design portfolio and studio in my humble home here in the Tampa Bay area.
However, I do enjoy working from coffee shops or places where my creative juices can flow better from time to time. My availability is quite flexible and typically I reply back to messages in a very prompt manner. Ready to chat?
Graphic & Web Designer
United States of America
Branding improves recognition, builds trust and financial value. Are you on brand?
"Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own." – Bruce Lee
Originally, I hail from the tropical land of Costa Rica, although, I grew up mostly here in the USA and now reside in Tampa Bay, Florida.
I graduated at the top of my class in 2013 from Full Sail University as the Advanced Achiever, and since then I have designed on a global scale with companies such as Ashley Furniture and Carillon Tower Advisors of Raymond James. When I’m not sketching and crushing pixels I enjoy being active as well after sitting all day. My favorite sports are soccer, martial arts, and bike riding. What I enjoy most of all is traveling and spending time with my beautiful wife and three daughters.
My clients come to me with a business problem they are struggling with, and I partner with them to develop exciting and flexible marketing collaterals that build brand awareness, promote product benefits, enhance the product's professional appearance; and in turn contribute to sustained values for their business.
Cognizant of the importance of balancing the client's needs and vision with practical and cost-efficient design formats, I strive to develop design solutions that are inviting and interesting but also mirror the client's core values and mission.