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

CD, Art Director  |  2017 - present  |  Freelance
Freelance creative working alongside agencies and brands in tech, apparel, entertainment, healthcare, and cannabis.
Creative Director  |  2016 - 2017  |  Burns
Led the creative team in new business initiatives and all agency projects for clients Gogo Business Aviation, Coalfire, Pieces Technology and HPE.
Associate Creative Director  |  2013 - 2016  |  rabble + rouser
ACD on the lead creative team for Weber Grills’ campaigns and product launches. Creative Director on video content coming out of the in-house agency studio for Weber Grills and the National MS Society.
Senior Art Director  |  2011 - 2013  |  Vladimir Jones
SAD on the lead creative team for clients Centura Health, Xcel Energy, USA Pro Challenge, Bestway Disposal, University of Denver and new business.
Art Director  |  2005 - 2011  |  Fitzgerald + CO
AD on clients Coca-Cola, Quikrete, United Way Atlanta, Srixon Golf, LongHorn Steakhouse, Durex, Aruba Tourism, Dow Chemical, Black & Decker (DeWalt, Porter Cable) and new business.


EDUCATION 

2002 - 2004
Art Direction
Portfolio Center  |  Atlanta

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


SKILLS

creative direction
concept development
tv  |  video  |  animation
brand ID  |  print  |  outdoor
digital  |  UI  |  social
adobe creative cloud



ACCOLADES

OBIE Finalist | 2017 
BMA Gold x2, best creative | 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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