Matt is an Illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. He owns two surfboards and loves to juggle the soccer ball or subway sketch to relax. Matt has always admired creative work that expresses the essence of a subject in the most natural and effortless way.
He specializes in Editorial, Advertising and Concept Illustration. After working in fashion for five years as a footwear designer, Matt brings a study of purpose to his work that is combined with a passion for portrait and figure drawing. He draws on his experiences, his biracial background and the New York community to contribute extra value to his work with an expressive style, sophistication and humor.
He received his Masters (MFA Illustration as Visual Essay) at The School of Visual Arts in 2019 and graduated from Pratt Institute in 2010 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree.
Partial Client List:
Hogarth & Ogilvy / Volkswagen / AdForum / UNDO Magazine / Nationwide Insurance / Coach / Cole Haan / Arthur Jafa / Complex / Chemours
Matt has been recognized by:
American Illustration 38 (Selected Winner), 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16 , Communication Arts, Paula Rhodes Memorial Award (SVA Class of 2019), Stavros Niarchos Foundation
2019 SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Show, SVA Chelsea Gallery, NY, NY
2018 SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Book Show, SVA Gramercy Gallery, NY, NY 2017 SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Song of the Selkie, SVA Gramercy Gallery, NY, NY
Sydel Takes On Interview (Complex, Facebook)
Available for commissions and freelance work:
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