How to setup a throwaway email address (in Fastmail)

I recently had a domain that I wanted to let expire, and my domain registrar kept sending me emails about it, with no way to turn them off….

Flying Flower Specialty Sweets

In December 2017, baker and cookbook author Jen Katzinger (Flying Apron Bakery,  Sasquatch Publishing) hired me to design her custom cake website.   Photography We decided to budget…

Deep Harvest Farm

Without exaggeration, Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot are both highly productive farmers as well as assets to our island community. They are also enterprising business owners. Showcasing the…

Saratoga Inn

The Saratoga Inn is a top-reviewed destination bed & breakfast on Whidbey Island. Working with proprietors Jim & Jenny Pensiero, I created an elegant and usable content management system and mobile…

Ecovillages: Lessons For Sustainable Community

Author and University of Washington professor Karen Litfin embarked upon a journey to many of the world’s ecovillages – intentional communities at the cutting-edge of sustainable living. I…

Women To Wellness

“The site looks great. I am happy with it and look forward to increasing my content with relative ease. Feels like a total new chapter for Women to Wellness!…

EZ Building EHS

EZ Building Environmental Health and Safety provides a facility-specific, web-based environmental, health and safety system for commercial and residential buildings.

Open Road Alliance

Open Road Alliance partners with high achieving non-profit organizations to turn unforeseen circumstances into positive impact. Roles: development, content

Whidbey Island Garden Tour

“Everyone that I have heard from thinks the new website is great. Terrific job you did.” – Lisa Irwin

Fine Balance Imaging Studios

“Matt, you’re awesome. Thank you for coming up with such innovative ways to create an image for our business.” – Joe Menth, Fine Balance Imaging Studios

UST Training

“I hired Matt McDowell to redesign my company web site, which was in major need of structural and navigational help. It had outdated content, wasn’t easy to maneuver,…

Whidbey GeoDome Project

“Matt McDowell constantly impressed me with his attention to detail, crystal clear communication style, and thorough responses to all of my web design questions. Matt always came prepared,…


“Matt’s great. Responsive and efficient and keeps the client’s best interest as the driver to the conversation. And he’s whip smart at streamlining database and other computer functionality.”…

Poem Store: Your Subject Your Price

“I am so excited, Matty. Thank you so much. It is amazing.” – Jacqueline Suskin  

UCSF School of Medicine

“Big thank you for the makeover. Thanks for being on time, on budget, and for great work!!” – Mary Beattie Roles: research, content strategy

Graham Gori, Earth Astrology

“Wow! Matt! Awesome. I love it. I am going to put it out into the world.” – Graham Gori

Nicole Disson

“I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to help me build and launch my website. I am so pleased with the initial launch of this…

Margaret Bendet

“Matt has a rare combination of creativity and good humor, expertise and common sense. I find him a delight to work with, and I’ve heard only praise on…

Yvonne Palka

Yvonne Palka is an award-winning sumi-e artist who has written and illustrated the children’s booksDragon Fire, Ocean Mist andSuper Simple Sumi-e.  A retired college professor, grandmother, artist and…

Corey Hess Body Therapy

One Source Soma Structural Integration Bodywork on Whidbey Island. SOMA is a bodywork therapy which works with the connective tissue and nervous system in the human body to…

John Palka

“Matt is great to work with: knowledgeable, responsive, prompt, and pleasant. He developed a fabulous web site for me that has received high compliments from numerous viewers. Plus,…

Skip Smith Photography

“Matt listened to what I wanted and worked quickly and knowledgeably to achieve it. He is a good listener and has very good ideas. Matt is also very…

Danny Perkins Art

“I %$#@! love it!” – Danny Perkins

Re-Entry, a blog by Margaret Bendet

“I’m not only likely to recommend Matt to my friends, I have recommended him and do recommend him, regularly. I love the work Matt’s done for me–and he’s…

Island Shakespeare Festival

“WOO HOOOOO! Matt, it’s gorgeous! Wow! We are live, baby! Thank you!” – Rose Woods