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Hello, I’m Matt Fouty. I am a self-proclaimed design nut. I admire minimalism and structure in design. I often subscribe to the less is more approach. My attention for detail and focus on pristine execution are both inherent and learned through practice. I have a passion for my craft which extends my interest well beyond a career path and into a hobby. I enjoy keeping up on design trends and appreciate good design in all forms.

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I was fortunate to know from a fairly young age that design was my calling. After starting my education in graphic design, I decided to learn the ins and outs of web design. After getting a degree in web design, I landed a job as an in-house designer where I worked for five years, progressing to senior graphic designer. During this span, I got married, bought a home, had a son and served a term on the board of the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan where I ended as the communications chair.

I felt like I had much more to give though professionally. When deciding what my next move would be, I found Steve Job’s address at the 2005 Stanford commencement to be particularly inspiring. Learning to be less afraid of uncertainty helped push me into deciding to return to school.

A lucky friend received the distinct pleasure of holding this poster because she happened to wear her awesome red jacket.

A lucky friend received the distinct pleasure of holding this poster because she happened to wear a red jacket.

At Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I learned a ton, became inspired and made new friends. I also got to be creative again. Really creative.

In the summer of 2013, I started working with Steelcase on the Global Brand Communications team. There, I played an important role in key projects affecting the future of the company’s brand. I also served on the leadership board for Kendall’s AIGA student chapter. Somewhere in the middle, my wife and I welcomed our second son. Throughout this, I managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA, and was awarded KCAD’s studio excellence award for graphic design.

In Summer 2014, my family and I moved to sunny Southern California where I took a designer position with 160over90. I worked there for a year and a half, cutting my teeth, before accepting an Art Director role with my current employer. Over the last few years, I’ve gotten to work with a bunch of great brands and extremely talented creatives. I’m still learning a ton, and that’s just how I like it.

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