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Anthony Matiya

CEO and Founder @ DesignStudio

San Diego CA


I am fortunate enough to lead a dedicated team of talented and reliable professionals in a never ending quest to create beautiful things. We assist a growing portfolio of clients, most of whom have one thing in common: We are all trying to make this world a slightly better place in our own unique ways.

Our mission at DesignStudio is to bring teams of talented people together to solve real world business and public problems. We do this with a blend of creativity, technology and visual communication. We strive to foster a diverse and conscious company culture that cultivates inclusiveness for stakeholders at every level. We value purpose over profits and sometimes call ourselves the agency for people who hate agencies.

I am a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in branding, design, digital marketing and software development. If you want to talk about your next project, I’d love to hear from you!

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My Mamma Mia
Millie the Office Mascot

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CEO and Founder

November, 2009 - Present
  • Started company on a shoestring budget amid turbulent economic times
  • Achieving steady growth of around 30% year after year with increasing trajectory
  • Building great relationships (and some really cool websites) for some truly amazing clients
  • Managed to take over Uber's former downtown San Diego office for our new corporate HQ! (Thanks Uber!)
  • Conceived the DesignStudio network and slow cooked the concept for years

PromoVentures, Inc

CEO and Founder

February, 2000 - October, 2009
  • Started company with a modest investment from a silent partner / investor.
  • Grew company from zero to over $4M in steady annual revenue over 8 years
  • Landed accounts such as the US Postal Service and Makita Power Tools
  • Lead a team of over 30 dedicated people in day to day operations
  • After the 2008 recession, I sold my stake to my partner to pursue my ideas for

Liquid Internet

CEO and Founder

June, 1996 - December, 2000
  • Started this small San Diego based digital design shop after a few days after the big scare over the Y2K bug
  • Serviced a wide variety of local clients with branding, logo design, website development and digital marketing work
  • Worked as a private label partner to WebPromote, a very successful Chicago based marketing agency
  • Worked heavily with clients in the gaming industry


Account Manager

February, 2003 - June, 2006
  • Started as a junior sales executive selling turnkey SEO services (before Google even existed)
  • Quickly became the manager of the department selling SEO services
  • Moved into the corporate sales side of the business to work on bigger accounts and a wider scope of services
  • Got to travel and help train employees in international offices in the UK and Sweden.


Adobe Products

Adobe Experience Manager
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe XD
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere
Adobe After Effects

Web Dev Work

Shopify or BigCommerce
UX/UI Design
E-Commerce Setup
Front End Coding (HTML5/CSS3)
Back End Coding (PHP, MySQL)

Digital Marketing

Marketing Strategy
Paid Media Campaigns
Banner Design & Animation
Email Marketing & Automation
Creative Copywriting
Analytics & KPI Tracking




Barat College of DePaul University

Barat College of DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts, Accounting and Business Administration, B+

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