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Don Matteson Biography

Wyoming Creations    Currently I  contract Photoshop and 3d design work.  I like the old west traditions and  I enjoy helping people create custom furniture and lighting.   I contract to daily. 

Jackson Signs  Jackson Hole, WY   Where I learned all the trade secrets to make Sand blasted signs like these

Jackson Temp Services   Jackson Hole, WY 
I used my color and grain matching skills to completely hide all damages to the wood finishes  during the construction of the four seasons resort  including the circulation hall ballroom pre-function and cottonwood ball room.   

Tiger Trucks       Dallas, TX  
I created a website for Tigertucks  where used Photoshop to display the different options for mini trucks. 

Native American and cowboy portraits on deerskin   Cody Wyoming  –  
Created under paintings with Photoshop, transferred large format images to leather and painted them.   

The Frame House    Cody, WY 
A family owned business from 1977 – 2008  I was born in 1966 –  Our frame shop was in the basement of our House near the Olive Glen Golf Course in Cody Wyoming.    At age 10  I was cutting Matts, Spraying Masonite Boards with Gesso for artists and making pictures frames.   My mother, Deanna “d” Matteson  Who painted “Mark Soldier Wolf”     and many other artists gave me lessons  about layout, leading the eye,  climatic points,  the use of hue saturation and values, lost and found lines.  A good layout so important.   I met many Well known artists like James Bama, Harry Jackson,  George D Smith  and Carrie Ballantyne     I would try to start conversations about artwork with our picture framing clients when I was just very young and also when I was in my 30s when I worked full time as a picture framer.  We used a Encad Novajet 36″ printer for art reproductions.

The Boeing Company     Seattle, WA 
Setup and troubleshooting for Computer Networks; Workstations, file servers, print servers and gateways.    

G.E. Computer Services         Kent, WA  
Computer Repair for Beoing company fulfilling G.E.’s contract with Boeing to repair computers.Computerland  Cody, WY   
This was another family owned business that I was involved in and worked for.   

Computerland Our family started the smallest computerland store in the USA here in Cody Wyoming.   I helped with its setup and worked for my father.  This was where I started learning about computers in 1989 back when a large hard drive was 20 megabytes.   My basic interest was how I can use computers for artwork.   I was interested in CAD programs Like Autocad and Adobe Photoshop 


The Chair below was hand painted by Don Matteson

The chair below was painted by me but I was not responsible for the layout !​

We designed this print below when I worked full time at “The Frame House”