About

I am a frontend web developer living in Portland, Oregon.

I was born April 14, 1985 (I am currently ) and grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with my parents and brother.

black-and-white photograph of Matthew McVickar

I studied Japanese Language and Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.

In 2007 I moved to Hawaii and founded a web development consultancy called Sakuzaku. From 2009 to 2014 I worked at Ocupop as a developer and art director. In 2014 I began freelancing and I still am.

I am obsessed with music, and I spend a ton amount of time listening to and learning about it. I write about music on my Tumblr from time to time. Every year, I round up my favorite sounds.

I make ambient/electronic music and occasionally play live under my own name. You can hear samples of my music on SoundCloud.

From 2009 to 2013 I played in Clones of the Queen, an electronic pop band in Honolulu. We released three great, free EPs and played a ton of shows, including opening for The Cure.

I have also recorded and released four EPs of solo electronic music as Welwing, and produced the music for the Hawaii International Film Festival 2011 trailer video.

I love bicycling, standup comedy, walking, my dog Birdie, and autumn.