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Matthew Knudsen

Designer

515-297-0571
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.
Experience
Morton Grove, IL, USA
Aug 2014Present
icanvas
Senior Art Director
Working with the in-house team on refreshing visual identity, web design UX/UI, marketing materials, and general brand direction.
Chicago, IL, USA
Aug 2013Jul 2014
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.
USA
Jul 2011Present
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.
Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 2011Aug 2011
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.
Awards
Nov 2009
AIGA Nebraska
Silver Medal - Student
Nov 2010
AIGA Nebraska
Silver Medal - Student
Education
Sioux City, IA, USA
Jan 2009Jan 2011
Morningside College
BA Graphic Design