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.
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.
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
More about 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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