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 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 hear live music. Thanks for stopping by.
404. 808. 6794
msharpe.atl@gmail.com
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// EXPERIENCE

2016 - present
Creative Director
Burns Marketing  |  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
concept
tv  |  video  |  animation
print
digital
social


// ACCOLADES
The Fifty - University of Denver | 2014
The Fifty - Bestway Disposal | 2013
The Fifty - Comex USA | 2012
The Fifty - USA Pro Challenge | 2011 & 2012
ADDY Gold - United Way, campaign video | 2010
ADDY Silver - United Way, donation microsite | 2009 
Graphis Gold - Coca-Cola, ZOO Atlanta | 2008
Coca-Cola Best Practices - ZOO Atlanta | 2008
Theory of Color Design - Coca-Cola, ZOO Atlanta | 2008
OBIE Finalist - Coca-Cola, station domination | 2006
ADDY Gold - Spalding | 2004


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