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Matthew Knudsen

Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
Hallo, I’m Matt.

I’m a designer, artist and musician. I come from Iowa.

I’m always seeking any environment that’s going to kick my ass every day — Working with brilliant and talented people on a great concept, whether it be through art direction / design / any form under the sun.

I know all of that Adobe shit, love Cinema 4D, have hands, know some light front–end, and lately I’ve been getting into Processing.js.

I’ll also jam with you.

Work Experience

Icanvas

Senior Art Director

Working with the in-house team on refreshing visual identity, web design UX/UI, marketing materials, and general brand direction.
August 2014 - Present Morton Grove, Illinois, United States

Havas

Digital Designer

Worked with a small and dedicated team on-boarding Dish as a new client, re-invigorating their digital presence with several integrated campaigns. Deliverables included banner ads, microsites, landing pages, animations, and other digital projects.
August 2013 - July 2014 Chicago, Illinois, United States

TUSK / Iowa State Old Boys Alumni Association

Creative Director

Integral part of a committee dedicated to the development, launch, and operation of an organization made up of Iowa State University Rugby Club alumni. Responsible for assisting in brand development, including visual identity, websites, blog, apparel, and social media integration. Operational responsibilities to include co-managing events and fundraising for the current Iowa State Rugby team. Also assist in database management, updating contacts, and alumni outreach.
July 2011 - Present United States

Creative Go-Round

Designer

Directed projects, including research, making design decisions, and client meetings. Also collaborated with other project leaders. Took on print, web, and motion graphics projects at various stages of development, including visual identity concepting, animated logo bumps, infographics, program booklets, custom blog themes, and e-blasts.
April 2011 - August 2011 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Education

Morningside College

BA Graphic Design

January 2009 - January 2011 Sioux City, Iowa, United States

Awards

AIGA Nebraska

Silver Medal - Student

200911

AIGA Nebraska

Silver Medal - Student

201011