Matt is an artist at heart. From a young age when he was caught drawing on the side of the house - and encouraged to do so - Matt has contained a spark for the imaginative. Always the "kid that can draw" in school, Matt took it upon himself to expand his artistic crafts and began taking oil pastel lessons in his teenage years. This evolved to be a natural talent and he was able to display his abilities on a competitive level; having much success in the process:
1992 – Fine Arts winner – First Place – Lakeside Union School District Art Show – Pencil Drawing
1993 – Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair – Arts division– First place
1995 – Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair – Arts division– High Point winner and Best of Show
Del Mar Fair – San Diego County Fair
1994 – 1999- yearly, First place winner – Youth Art – Independent Entry
1999 – Qualifier for California State Fair, "Lioness"
1999 – California State Fair – 3rd Place – Award of Excellence in Youth Art
When he reached High School his love of the arts took yet another leap forward as he wished to pursue a career in the multimedia and animation fields. Applying to the Art Institute of California - San Diego earned Matt a half scholarship, which he strove to put to good use, graduating with honors from an intensive 3-year Media Arts and Animation program. Since graduating in 2005, Matt has worked in various creative outlets, including an animation company in Los Angeles, an online gaming company, a mobile device personalization supplier, and as an artist in the automotive industry.
2016 was a turning point; a time to re-evaluate. With an unexpected, but much needed, opportunity to take a break from his current work, Matt made the decision to return to school, completing a year-long certification course in Multimedia Arts in February 2018. With a fresh start and an endless horizon of opportunity, Matt's career goals are now focused in the graphic design, video production, editing and motion graphics fields.
Matt is currently living in San Bernardino County with his wonderful family.
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