Matt Pruett lives, works, and makes things in Kansas City. He has a BFA in Visual Communication from Kansas State University and attended Miami Ad School where he studied art direction. Besides agency gigs, Matt has been an instructor at Miami Ad School and served as a mentor for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. His work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Clio Awards, Communication Arts, Adweek, Advertising Age, and others.

After spending his formative years working at the family Dairy Queen store, Matt also makes the best Peanut Buster Parfait in all of advertising. (The secret is not going crazy with the hot fudge. That's a rookie mistake.)


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Cannes Lions
One Show
Clio Awards
D&AD 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
Kansas City Addy's - Best of Show
How Magazine
Advertising Age
Graphis 100 Best in Advertising
CMYK Magazine
The Show - Minneapolis
Ad Fed 32 under 32 Awards

Pittsburgh Addy Awards - 2017




Creative Director
2017 - Present
Clients: Dairy Queen, Russell Athletic, March of Dimes, New Business

Group Creative Director
2015 - 2017
Clients: Bissell, Aurora Health Care, New Business

Carmichael Lynch 
Associate Creative Director
2013 - 2015
Clients: Subaru, Jack Link’s Snacks, Steak ’n Shake, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, New Business

Senior Art Director – Associate Creative Director
2010 - 2013
Clients: Indian Motorcycle, Cannondale Bicycles, Caribou Coffee, WinField, New Business

Pocket Hercules
Art Director
2008 - 2010
Clients: Zeiss Optics, Pearl Izumi Performance Apparel, Mortenson Construction

Miami Ad School
2007 - 2012

Carmichael Lynch
Art Director
2006 - 2008
Clients: Jack Link’s Snacks, Harley-Davidson, Subaru, Porsche, American Standard