Hi there.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm Matt. I enjoy helping brands and clients solve problems. Big problems, little problems, daily problems, occasionally reoccurring problems - I'm here for them all. I've been fortunate enough to have my work recognized by the Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Clio Awards, National Addy's, Communication Arts, Adweek, Advertising Age, and others.
I have a BFA in Visual Communication from Kansas State University and attended Miami Ad School where I studied art direction. I've been an instructor at Miami Ad School and served as a mentor for the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. 
After spending my formative years behind the counter at my family's DQ store, I say with all seriousness that I make the best Peanut Buster Parfait in all of advertising. The secret is not going crazy with the hot fudge. That's a rookie mistake.
Experience
Freelance Creative
Freelance Creative Director / Art Director / Copywriter
2018 - Present
Barkley 
Creative Director
2017 - 2018
Olson 
Group Creative
 Director

2015 - 2017
Carmichael Lynch 
Associate Creative Director
2013 - 2015
Colle+McVoy 
Senior Art Director - Associate Creative Director 
2010 - 2013
Pocket Hercules 
Art Director
2008 - 2010
Miami Ad School
Instructor
2007 - 2012
Carmichael Lynch ​​​​​​​
Art Director
2006 - 2008
Brand Experience
Subaru, Porsche, Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle, Dairy Queen, Jack Link’s Snacks, Steak ’n Shake, Caribou Coffee, Russell Athletic, Cannondale Bicycles, Land O' Lakes, Purina, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, March of Dimes, Rocket Mortgage, Discover Boating, Novartis, Aurora Health Care, WinField, Zeiss Optics, American Standard 
Awards/Recognition
Cannes Lions
One Show
Clio Awards
National Addy Awards
D&AD Awards
Effie Awards
Shorty Awards
Communication Arts Advertising Annual
Communication Arts Online Exhibit of the Day
Communication Arts Magazine Fresh Work
Adweek Ad of the Day
Adweek Top Commercial of the Week
4A’s O’Toole Award for Media Excellence
Creative Media Awards
How Magazine
Advertising Age
Graphis 100 Best in Advertising
The Show - Minneapolis
Kansas City Addys - Best of Show
AdFed 32 under 32 Awards
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