Matthew Ortiz

Cofounder and Art Director at Wooden Wave

Honolulu, HI, USA
I am an artist, illustrator, designer, letterer and printmaker who specializes in creating imagery with a hand-drawn sense of vibrancy and detail. I offer creative consultation and enjoy working closely with my clients. I tailor projects to produce work that is unique, evocative and most importantly effective.

My objective is to amplify your message or brand by customizing a visual footprint that best reflects your goals and personality.

Work Experience

Wooden Wave

Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Cofounder

Hawaii, United States

Twiddle Productions

Co-art Director, Concept Artist, Lead Storyboard Artist at Twiddle Productions

Art direction of award winning animated film "Maisa the Chamoru Girl Who saves Guahan"
March 2015 - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


University Of Hawaii

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Loyola Marymount University

Studied Animation


Honolulu Bitters

2013 Pele Awards Silver for the "Packaging Label" Catagory. Design work done for Honolulu Bitters


American Indian Youth Literature Award

American Indian Youth Literature Award: 2012 Honor Books in the Picture Book Category for "Mohala Mai ‛O Hau (How Hau Became Hau‛ula)." (Illustrated)


Independent Publisher

2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Bronze Award for "Mohala Mai ‛O Hau (How Hau Became Hau‛ula)." (Illustrated)


Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association

Ka Palapala Poʻokela award nominee for "Mohala Mai ‛O Hau (How Hau Became Hau‛ula)." (Illustrated)


Pasifika Film Festival

LIKLIK PIKSA AWARD (Co-Art directed)



Adobe After Affects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,