Howdy. I’m Matt, midwestern born and educated, but southern influenced and curated. I’m a fresh-thinking, hands-on creative. I love making things and seeing them come to life. I started with a love for the printing process. That led me to a desire to concept and design what gets printed on paper. Atlanta helped raise me in the craft of art direction. I use these skills daily in just about everything I do. I’m an enforcer for details and have a need for quality that almost borders on obsessive. I bring enthusiasm, loyalty, and a good attitude with me. I like to walk up mountains, improve my home and listen to live music. Thanks for stopping by.
+1 404. 808. 6794
msharpe.atl@gmail.com
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EXPERIENCE

2017 - present
CD / Art Director
Freelance  |  Denver
2016 - 2017
Creative Director
Burns  |  Denver
2013 - 2016
Associate Creative Director
rabble + rouser  |  Denver
2011 - 2013
Senior Art Director
Vladimir Jones  |  Denver
2005 - 2011
Art Director
Fitzgerald + CO  |  Atlanta
2005
Freelance Art Director
Grey Group  |  Atlanta

EDUCATION 

2002 - 2004
Art Direction
Portfolio Center  |  Atlanta

1997 - 2001
BS, Advertising and Graphic Arts
Ball State University  |  Indiana


CLIENTS
Coca-Cola, Weber Grills, Quikrete, United Way, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Centura Health, Srixon Golf, LongHorn Steakhouse, Durex, Aruba Tourism, Dow Chemical, Discovery Channel, National Kidney Foundation, University of Denver.


SKILLS
creative direction
concept development
tv  |  video  |  animation
brand ID  |  print  |  outdoor
digital  |  UI  |  social
adobe creative cloud
ACCOLADES
OBIE Finalist | 2017 🤞
BMA Gold, best strategy | 2016
The Fifty | 2011-2014
ADDY Gold | 2010
ADDY Silver | 2009 
Graphis Gold | 2008
Coca-Cola Best Practices | 2008
Theory of Color Design | 2008
OBIE Finalist | 2006
ADDY Gold | 2004


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