About Mattias Wirf

Personal

I am an artist and webdeveloper living in a village called Garphyttan, Sweden. I was born in 1975 and grew up in Boxholm, Sweden. You read right, I'm old enough to remember a life without the internet ;) I am married and have two wonderful daughters.

Artist

I've been drawing and painting since I was a child and I'm educated at art schools. For a while, in the 90's in to the new millenia, I worked as an artist and illustrator, doing commissions.

The light has always been important to me, and I try to work with that in my drawings and paintings. At the moment I am very much in to bringin this to life with ink and pen work - using fountainpens, dip pens, brushes - but in the past I have worked in many different techniques. I dont accept commissions for now, since time is limited (with having a family and other work) and I like using that time to develop my own ideas.

I have also been doing a bit of photography, including some wedding and workplace portrait images.

Webdeveloper

For 15+ years I have been working professionally as a webdeveloper. These years have lead me to some very different workplaces, from economic systems/banking to advertising agencies. From small companies, where I've done many tasks normally outside the jobtitle, to larger companies with a focused task assignment. The work has varied from design/illustration/photograhy to server management and systems design.

At the moment I am working for the swedish company Läromedia Örebro AB, where we manage distributing learning material to most of the swedish schools.

About the site

This site is generated with the static site generator Pelican, powered by Python.

I took this site down years ago, and have since then worked on different version. I felt I had to show all my skills as a designer and developer. There have been version created in PHP with Laravel, .NET Core, Slim, and written from scratch. I finally realized my skills evolved so if I wanted to show everything the site would never get done. This led me to choose Pelican, written in one of my favorite languages - Python. This allows me to focus on creating content (I hope).