We are a design studio based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Please view our digital, print, and branding portfolios to see some of our work.

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[ Sevenbay is not taking on new projects at this time ]

Sevenbay is the partnership between Mat(t)s Thorne and Bagwell.
We love good design and happy clients.
Mat Thorne

Mat Thorne

is a designer and artist from West Virginia. Thorne also teaches design courses at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, and NORDphotography in Oslo, Norway. He has lectured on design at PDN PhotoPlus, the B&H Event Space, and the Altitude Design Summit.

Thorne also has a strange fondness for monster movies, house cats, and bowls of noodles.


Matt Bagwell

Matt Bagwell

Matt bought a big 'ole book of HTML and made his first web page in middle school. Then he discovered photography. Years later, armed with only a BFA and a desire to learn, he continues to teach himself whatever means necessary to transform ideas into experiences.

Matt's daily routine is a tug-of-war between books, code, running shoes, crossword puzzles, caffeine, and absurd Photoshop collages.


Print Design

We specialize in book and catalog design for artists, galleries, museums and anyone else looking for high-quality printed material. We are experienced in both traditionally printed publications as well as the latest print-on-demand publishing platforms. We are also highly skilled photo-retouchers with years of professional experience, and can take your photos through every step of the process with ease.

Our workflow is centered around Adobe InDesign, and includes using Photoshop and Illustrator for graphics and images. Many clients are taking advantage of the new print-on-demand options that are currently available, and we have years of experience using these platforms and can assure the highest quality results. We are also experienced with traditional printing and work with clients through all stages of book production, including image scanning and preparation, materials selection, color-separations, and overseeing the press on-site.

Digital Design

Sevenbay offers a range of digital services, including:

  • Frontend & user interface design
  • Backend web development
  • Mobile-first design
  • eCommerce and online storefronts
  • Social media integration
  • Email marketing
  • Digital imaging & photography

We enjoy combining the latest exciting web advances – like HTML5, CSS3, front and back-end frameworks, and responsive layouts – with excellent design.

We're also big fans of content management systems, which enable clients to control their own web content without requiring much tech-savvy. Drupal, Wordpress, and our own custom solutions are our favorites.