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.
Design & Project Management
Brand Strategy & Execution
Mentorship of Junior Designers
Interview & New Hire Oversight
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