MATT WILLEY: SND London Keynote speaker

We are proud to announce our SND_2017_London keynote speaker Matt Willey.

Matt is the art director of The New York Times Magazine. He is a co-founder of both Port Magazine (2011) and Avaunt Magazine (2015). In 2014 he was named ‘Designer of the Year’ by Creative Review, and was elected as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 2015.

Matt graduated from Central St Martins in 1997. Having gained valuable experience at a handful of small design companies he joined the internationally acclaimed studio Frost Design, later becoming Creative Director. In 2005 he co-founded Studio8 Design with Zoë Bather.

When: 3 November 2017      Where: NEWS UK Building , London       Official website       Register here

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The New York Times Magazine
Independent newspaper redesign (with the in-house team of designers: Dan Barber, Stephen Petch, Gordon smith, Nick Donaldson.)


Redesign of The Independent Magazine. Design and art direction of the launch issue by Matt Willey and Stephen Petch.

Working on magazines allows me access to things I know I like; art, literature, poetry, photography, food, wine, humor … a lot of things. Being part of a good magazine with good people is a wonderful thing.

‘breathe’ and ‘2060’ posters – produced to raise awareness of the destruction of the amazon rainforest for the US-based charity rainforest action network (RAN). the project was a collaboration with photographer Giles Revell.
Fedrigoni 2010 calendar – a post-it style calendar for italian paper company fedrigoni, with a page-per-day, a colour-per-month and perforated fold-up numbers.

I’m not keen on the idea that there is some sort of ‘style’ that simply gets applied to a brief, and without that I’m not sure how to summarize my work in any simple encapsulated way. the projects are all different; my description of the independent project would be very different to my description of the tom dixon book. I’ve tried explaining what I do to my mother-in-law – it didn’t work!  designboom interview

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When: 3 November 2017      Where: NEWS UK Building , London       Official website       Register here

More about Matt Willey:

interview with graphic designer matt willey

designboom talked to the british graphic designer matt willey about his recent work and role as the co-founder and senior editor of port magazine.

CR’s Designer of the Year: Matt Willey

CR’s Designer of the Year honor is an integral part of our Annual issue and is usually awarded to a studio. But for 2014 we are giving it to an individual: Matt Willey. Here, we look back at some of his recent work and talk to him about his fantastic year in editorial design. Read more

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