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.
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.
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.