Matthew A. McGuigan
Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Author

I'm a professional and a self-starter. I am well rounded with experience at many disciplines of information technology. I have the experience needed to work on enterprise level marketing and development projects, both large and small. Having administered Mac, Windows and Linux web servers, for many years, I know what it takes to build solid web sites, from the ground up. I can comfortably work independently, but I prefer to work in a team environment. I enjoy being helpful, learning, and producing products or applications that are useful and efficient.

Skills & Expertise
Social Media Marketing, Marketing Strategy, SEO, Web Design, Web Development, HTML, SQL, PHP, XML, cXML, Google Analytics, CSS, CMS, Web Analytics, Database Design, Database Administration, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, SQLite, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw, RapidWeaver, Xcode, LiveCode, JavaScript, jQuery, NimbleKit, CVS, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Unix, Bash, Perl, Batch Programming, VBScript, Photography, Lighting, DSLR.


Technology Support Analyst at North Carolina Correction Enterprises
June 2003 - Present (Full-Time)
Senior Developer for web applications using Photoshop, PHP, MySQL, cXML and JavaScript on Linux servers. Responsible for development, design, marketing and maintenance of web applications, including a multi-million dollar e-commerce site (
Skilled at collaborating with third party vendors and partners, responding to customer concerns, working with team members and providing reports of web sales and traffic to senior management.
Other duties include: Technical Support Team Lead. Database Administrator. Web Server Administrator. Providing analysis and support of various industrial systems. 3 recommendations available upon request
Lead Developer, Designer at Streigan Media, LLP
April 2008 - December 2013 (Part-Time)
Developing web sites and web application frameworks using Photoshop, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and other tools. Creating products like t-shirts and books and marketing them through social media and trade events. Basically building brand recognition while having a good time and meeting new and interesting people.
Example websites:,,,, etc. 1 recommendation available upon request
Network Support Administrator at Eliassen Group / ESG at NC-DOC

September 1998 - June 2003 (4 years 10 months)
Linux and Unix server engineering and administration using Apache, JBoss, and DB2 Connect. Supporting Java, Perl, and PHP programs. Managed and maintained development of custom client-server and web-based support desks. Created software packages using Batch, VBScript, and images to support field technicians. Provided updates to 50+ servers. Automate distribution of patches through network login scripts and E-mail delivery to end-users. Broad network, hardware, and software troubleshooting. New PC installs and help-desk operations for 10,000+ users.
Webmaster/Network Engineer at Diversified Control Systems, Inc.
September 1997 - September 1998 (1 year 1 month)
Developed and maintained company Intranet, Internet and e-mail systems using HTML, Perl and databases on Unix and Linux servers. Configured Dial-up Dial-in systems for remote administration of various company and customer networks. Provided system wide support for all company users and customers with software and/or hardware problems by phone, modem, and on site maintenance. Performed backup and restoration of all critical systems. Provided training for users of various software applications. Assisted in the development and testing of security software.
Owner/Sole Proprietor at Web Nugget Advertising
October 1995 - September 1998 (3 years)
Designed and developed Internet sites for customers using HTML, Perl and databases on Unix and Linux servers. Installed and configured hardware and software. Built and configured new computers. Provided general training and assistance to new computer users. Operated and maintained general business activities.

National Association of Photoshop Professionals - NAPP
member November 2009 to Present
NAPP is a professional organization of photographers and designers. Where professionals come together to train and improve on their Photoshop skills.

Honors and Awards
Workplace Improvement
North Carolina Correction Enterprises September 2006
Honored for workplace improvement. The creation of an automated help desk application improved internal services and lowered costs of internal operations.

Publications and Community Projects
Sons of Confederate Veterans
December 2015 - Present Social Media/Advertising Officer - Durham, NC Camp #773
Sons of Confederate Veterans is a hereditary civic organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of Confederate heroes and the Southern cause.
Das Kafer Klub
February 2015 - Present National Mediator and North Carolina State Chapter Head
Das Kafer Klub is an international Volkswagen car club for Volkswagen owners, classic and new. We organize car meets, online communities, and help each other keep our Volkswagens going.
The 25 Best Classic Cocktails
Streigan Media Nov 25, 2013 Authors: Matthew McGuigan, Jason P. Streich
The 25 Best Classic Cocktails is the third and final book in a series of cocktail photo books, presented by The book is for sale through booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and independent bookstores worldwide.
The 25 Best Cocktails
Streigan Media Feb 23, 2013 Authors: Matthew McGuigan, Jason P. Streich
The 25 Best Cocktails is the second book in a series of cocktail photo books, presented by The book is for sale through booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and independent bookstores worldwide.
The 25 Best Martinis
Streigan Media September 2, 2011 Authors: Matthew McGuigan, Jason P. Streich
The 25 Best Martinis is the first book in a series of cocktail photo books, presented by The book is for sale through booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and independent bookstores worldwide.
2002 to 2005 Members:Matthew McGuigan
Mozdev is an open source development community for Mozilla based projects. During this time I worked on two related projects, using XML, PHP and MySQL with a large ever-changing team, from around the world.
The Mycroft search plugin project that serves to create and maintains XML plugins for searching 1000's of websites.
The Advanced Search Sidebar project was a project I created to bring advanced searching capability to Mozilla Firefox.

Howard Community College
Business, General Studies, 1994 - 1994
Howard High School
Maryland High School Diploma, Art/Art Studies, General, 1987 - 1991

Industry Recommendations of Matthew
"I have had the privilege of working with Mat McGuigan on multiple Streigan Media, LLP projects and would highly recommend Mat to every company for web development and design work. Mat brings an impeccable background of skills to the table starting with the innovative idea, to creative implementation, to delegating the construction of the project, to the evolution of the project, and finally the masterpiece of the deliverable. Streigan Media, LLP has matured over the years due to the partnership and dedication to perfection by the entire team."
— Jen Owen, Editor and Marketing Consultant, Streigan Media, LLP, worked directly with Matthew at Streigan Media, LLP
"In my more than 40 Years of work experience, I have worked with many young IT Professionals, but very few like Mr McGuigan. Matt has not only a broad range of technology knowledge he also has a command of the technology. If you want the job done and done right, then give it to Mr McGuigan."
— Wrenn Patterson, Network Specialist, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, worked with Matthew at North Carolina Correction Enterprises
"I often called upon Matt to resolve technical (hardware) issues as well as give advice in using different software packages. He was readily available and always offered thoughtful, intelligent solutions to any computer issue that the Sales/Marketing group might have had. He was also very creative and proactive in seeking answers to new approaches in marketing technology. If I were to have the opportunity to hire/consult with Matt in the future, I would do so without question and with complete confidence."
— Linda B. Fuller, MBA, Director of Marketing and Sales, Correction Enterprises, managed Matthew indirectly at North Carolina Correction Enterprises
"I worked with Matt at North Carolina Dept of Correction Enterprise. Matt provided IT support, web development and IT security management to all aspects of our operation and production facilities. A true professional in the field. I highly recommend Matt."
— Chris Palmisano, State of NC, Dept of Correction and Safety Compliance Officer OSHA, OSHA, worked directly with Matthew at North Carolina Correction Enterprises