DESIGN OVER MATTER, LLC

Developing innovative concepts.

Developing Innovative Concepts

Design & Consulting Services

A New Direction

About Us

Design Over Matter, LLC was founded in 2018 by Michael-Phillip Harte, a Santa Barbara, Ca. resident. With initial prospects of developing a foothold in the restaurant and hospitality graphic design needs, an area Harte is extremely well versed in, having served as Managing Editor of his college newspaper for two years, coupled with years of additional photography and graphic design training in several states across the country. Most recently, Harte has been personally creating design and copy for all advertising, design projects as well as FDA compliant nutritional labeling system design at a mid-size multi-unit California restaurant and bakery for 5+ years.

Our story

Skills you can trust

While Design Over Matter, LLC is only in its infancy, the experience, creative design skills and expertise Harte brings to the table is generating significant interest in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
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completed design projects in 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Definitely, all web design services are fully customizable, built using open-source WordPress on an AWS EC2 Server. Login credentials, including ssh .pem keys are provided upon project completion.

Just head down to the contact form and drop us a message.

We usually prefer short term contracts as they provide different challenges but from time to time we take on long term ones. Just write us a message and we’ll let you know.

Projects range in cost based on several factors, but basic design work is typically billed at $50/hr when working directly with the principal designer.

It varies based on the number of colors involved, but a basic 2-color logo can be vectorized for a $29 flat fee. Ask about a full rate-sheet. Many small projects are clearly priced for maximum transparency. 

Yes, absolutely! Design Over Matter builds custom applications and database structures using a variety of platforms and systems, customized to the needs of each individual client.

We are a Southern California based company without a physical store-front. We prefer to meet with clients one-on-one in their places of business or at shared office spaces, like Impact Hub, across the central coast.