A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Matthew began his career as a professional model maker. Although he enjoyed working with his hands, the lack of design input brought him back to industrial design. More than twenty years later, he reflects, “Although the tools have changed drastically, my design process remains steadfast. Now I embrace digital tools, not only because of increased efficiency, but more importantly, reduced risks. Being able to print in 3d fosters a deeper collaborative dialog between everyone involved and that’s a welcome aspect, because successful design development is always a team effort.”
He has worked professionally in Los Angeles, New York City, and currently practices in San Francisco, California. Shortly after leaving Sony in 2007, Matthew founded Society Creative, leading a small team of designers to produce successful design programs for Fortune 500 brands and Silicon Valley startups. He is currently adjunct faculty, within the California College of the Arts graduate design department. Along with print and digital publications, prior work has been included in design exhibitions at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.