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I’m Matthew and I’m a Charlotte, NC based graphic designer and illustrator. I’ve previously worked for companies such as Framestore Studios, Packaging Corporation of America and Hexbug. Currently I work for Family Dollar as a production coordinator and graphic designer. In 2015 I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in sequential art. I’ve also completed projects for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a/perture Cinema.
I’m currently available and looking for new projects to work on, so if you’re interested in working together or feel you need my assistance with something, please message me and I’ll be happy to talk to you!
Production Coordinator, Family Dollar
October 2018 - Present | Charlotte, NC
Graphic Artist, Charlotte T-Shirt Authority
September 2017 - August 2018 | Charlotte, NC
Executed designs for screen printed team gear and corporate wear. Customers included Davidson College, Carolina Panthers, Coach Ron Rivera, East Carolina University, High Point University, University of North Carolina Charlotte and Virginia Tech – as well as high schools and businesses across the central and southern United States. Prepared and exported final production files for screen printing.
Graphic Design Intern, Hexbug
January 2017 - April 2017 | Greenville, TX
Conceptualized and produced art for VEX Explorers Construction Kits packaging, and collaborated with the copywriter for its copy. Illustrated promotional banner advertisements for the web, social media and customer mailing list. Assisted with the development of website redesign. Photographed and edited product images to meet brand standards.
Graphic Designer, Packaging Corporation of America
January 2016 - July 2016 | Mooresville, NC
Conceptualized and designed artwork for consumer packaged goods. Modeled and rendered proofs using 3-D software. Created instructional illustrations for setting up corrugated displays. Photographed and documented displays for company portfolio and presentation use.
Design Intern, Framestore Studios
August 2015 - October 2015 | New York, NY
Conceptualized character, creature and prop designs for a new innovative Chinese mythology dark ride. Contributed storyboards for a video game pitch and an AT&T commercial treatment.
Marketing and Branding | September 2016 - Present
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Curator to create a variety of promotional materials, such as brochures, invitations, print and digital advertisements. Illustrated original ticket taker/usher cartoons, which have become a signature staple for a/perture.
City of Gastonia, NC
Branding | May 2018 - June 2018
Conceptualized character designs for WasteWise, a free waste management mobile app.
UNC Chapel Hill
Branding | January 2018 - February 2018
Designed logo for Total Well-Being, a UNC employee wellness program.
BFA in Sequential Art, Savannah College of Art and Design
September 2011 - August 2015 | Savannah, GA
Adobe Creative Suite CC | Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Microsoft Office | Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Including Apple and Google equivalents
Branding and Identity Design | Development, design and adherence to existing standards.
Illustration | Editorial, narrative, digital, watercolor, graphite, pen and ink.
General | Communication, creative problem solving, multi-tasking, organization, public speaking, team leadership, customer service and balloon twisting.