My name is Matt and love graphic design almost as much as I love drinking stale, black coffee. Playing bass and exploring L.A. with my super awesome wife are a few of my hobbies. I was in the Army for five years and served as a Military Police Investigator. I know, pretty random, right? It was an amazing experience and I loved serving alongside some of the most brave, amazing people I've ever met.
When I was younger, I was always drawing logos and brochures in a sketch book. I had no idea that I was actually designing, or even knew what a graphic designer was. When I was 16 years old, I finally discovered "graphic design" when I was trying to make a poster for my high school punk band, The Discount Hitmen, and stumbled across a Photoshop tutorial on YouTube.
Being from western New York, there weren't many options for me in the design industry, or even any art schools (that I could afford). So, I tracked down an old copy of Adobe Creative Suite and enrolled in the "YouTube School of Design." Shortly after, I put together a portfolio and started designing for a sales and marketing company. After a few years, I decided I needed a formal education in design and enlisted in the Army for educational benefits. After serving in the military, I enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and completed my AA in Graphic Design. I'm currently residing in sunny Los Angeles, helping business owners through creative problem solving.