Design plays a pivotal role in a company's image. Strong brands are built through functional aesthetics and by applying style to communication. Matt Girard does just that. Whether he is crafting innovation with a startup business or redefining the identity of an existing one, Matt always strives for simplicity and precision. He is currently the Art Director for Brand Buddha, a bustling in-house design agency located in San Clemente, CA.

Matt’s passion lies in designing for artistically-centered clients. His past partnerships have inspired him by allowing integration of culture and versatility of creative talent. His portfolio includes collaborations with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Andy Warhol, The Simpsons, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crayola, Oakley and Burton, to name a few. He has also designed for Warren Miller Entertainment and Storm Mountain Media, the publishers of Freeskier and Snowboard magazine. Matt formally studied at The University of Colorado Denver in the College of Arts and Media and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Design. 

 

Art Direction:

  • Design & Project Management

  • Brand Strategy & Execution

  • Client Relations

  • Mentorship of Junior Designers

  • Interview & New Hire Oversight

Design:

  • Identity: new and continued branding

  • Photography: product photography, photo and video direction

  • Print: packaging, catalogs, look books, brand books, large format, invitation and event collateral

  • Web: front end development, digital marketing, newsletters

  • Multimedia: web sites, e-communications and presentations

  • Environmental signage