I’m Matthew Gonsalves, STEMconnector’s Graphic Design Consultant, a.k.a. “guy who makes things look pretty”. Coming from the suburbs of Virginia, the city and business world really impresses, and kind of baffles me. The game of graphic design is to communicate ideas clearly and quickly, and to look good while doing it; sort of like racing to clean a fine china shop without breaking anything. The forum for communication in the business world is generally through websites, paper handouts, books, and telephone conversations. I can help with all of those things apart from the telephone conversations, because talking is tricky. Communicating with speech provides one opportunity, and it needs to be done right on the first try; but with design, there are many opportunities to edit, add flare, and perfect the exact message that needs to come across. It’s what allows the luxury to make mistakes for better products.