Matt is a multi award winning art director and designer from Brooklyn, New York. He has extensive experience in branding and promoting cultural institutions including Jazz at Lincoln Center and The New York Public Library. Matt is passionate about generating emotional connections through design. From pixel perfect web banners to 60-foot billboards, Matt has created engaging work across various media for clients such as The New York Times, HBO and the NFL. He holds a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons University, and is a recipient of the prestigious Art Director’s Club Scholarship Award for Excellence. In addition he teaches graphic design at Parsons and The Fashion Institute of Technology. He has moved to Portland, Maine so he can spend more time in a boat and less time on the subway. He loves cooking and sailing, although not at the same time.
Jesse H. Neal Awards- Grand Neal Award 2017
SIPA- Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year 2016
Print Magazine International Business Review 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2008
Brand New Top 10 Identities of 2009
AIGA Year in Design 2008
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual 2007
Print Magazine Business Graphics Review 2007
Art Directors Club Award for Excellence 2004
Brand Experience Designer, Marketing and UX: Penton Media
Art direction and brand design/strategy for Aviation, Agriculture, Meetings and Infrastructure’s user marketing. Direct UI and development of custom software packages. Custom WordPress design and development.
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER
In House Art Director & Designer: National Football League (1 year 4 months) In House Digital Art Director: New York Times (3 months)
In House Design Consultant: HBO (3 months)
SEP 2014–APR 2016
Part Time Faculty: Parsons School of Design
Instruct Graduate, Certificate and Continuing Education students in portfolio and professional practice classes across multiple design disciplines.
SEP 2011––APR 2016
Adjunct Professor: F.I.T.
Teach typography, portfolio and layout courses in the Communication Design BFA program for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year students.
MAY 2012–DEC 2012
Senior Designer: MAC Cosmetics
Branded collections and created various collection based collateral for global markets. Directed visual cohesion of advertising, online, display, packaging and printed material for various collections and products.
FEB 2009–APR 2012
Senior Designer: New York Public Library
Collaborated with art director in rebranding the Library. Provided creative direction and brand strategy for various departments and programs within the library. Directed and trained Jr. Staff.
OCT 2008–NOV 2008
Senior Designer: Helicopter
Created brand identity for new accounts/clients. Provided art direction for Jr. Staff.
APR 2005–SEP 2008
Senior Designer: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Evolved institutional brand identity across multiple departments. Designed annual campaigns for various departments/clients. Directed photo shoots, provided art direction for junior and freelance staff.
DEC 2004–MAR 2005
Assistant Art Director: ID Magazine
Designed layouts for magazine. Chose photographs for use in layouts, proofed images and oversaw corrections from pre-press facility. Directed photo shoots.
JAN 2004–DEC 2004
Designer: Parsons Office of Promotion Design
Created promotional materials for Parsons’ School of Design.