Matt Cave Creative Director | Brand Designer Resume

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As a freelance graphic designer, Matt specializes in identity 
& packaging design for food & beverage brands. He is passionate about organic food, super foods, music and craft beer. 
When not working on client projects, he designs rad couch pillows and sound activated art. His client list includes Kraft, Kellogg's, Walmart, Tetrapak, Kroger, Sunkist, Keebler, Smuckers, Anheuser Busch, Nutri-Grain, Organic Valley & Kashi.

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Matt Cave Creative Director | Brand Designer Resume

  1. 1. MISSION TO DO GREAT BRAND DESIGN WORK WITH GOOD PEOPLE, PREFERABLY FOR BRANDS THAT ARE ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + EXPERIENCE Matt Crave Art & Design, Cincinnati, OH Founder & Creative Director, 2013 - Present As a freelance graphic designer, I specialize in identity & packaging design for food & beverage brands. I am passionate about projects in organic foods, super foods, music and craft beer. When not working on client projects, I might be making sound reactive light art or hiking, biking & kayaking around the Cincinnati area. LPK, Cincinnati, OH Senior Designer, 2012 - 2013 As a Senior Designer at LPK, the world’s largest independent brand design agency, I was the design horsepower behind most initiatives. I worked with Kraft, Organic Valley, Kashi, Nutri-Grain, Tetrapak, Kellogg's, Kroger, Sunkist, Keebler, Smuckers & Anheuser Busch. I participated in all phases of projects—from design strategy, concepting to execution oversight. Pinpoint Design & Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL Creative Director, 2010 - 2011 Designed and directed all brand identity strategy and art direction for clients including Oster, Margaritaville, Jarden Consumer Solutions, YMCA, CoverLogix Products & Fresh Pet Crave, Inc, Boca Raton, FL Founder, Creative Director, 1999 - 2010 The Food Packaging Design Agency for brand marketers and retailers. We leveraged creativity, design talents and social media to help our clients attract, influence and dominate for clients including Walmart, Southern Specialties, It’Sugar & Variety Pet Foods + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + STRENGTHS consumer packaged goods, food & beverage, organic & all natural, creative direction, art direction, design strategy, brand identity, packaging, point of sale, advertising & motion graphics | software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + EDUCATION Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, ‘94 A.S., Advertising Design AWARDS & KUDOS “TheDieline studio spotlight,” “Logo Lounge,” “Graphis Packaging 9,” “NOAH Directory of International Package Design,” “Design Matters Packaging,” “Package Design Workbook,” “1000 Bags, Tags and Labels,” “Identity Solutions,” “Step 100 International Annual,” “Print Regional,” “Print Business Graphics 2-4,” “Extreme Graphics,” Featured on Adobe Demo Reel 2001 for motion graphics, Addy Awards - Best in Show Digital for motion graphics, Numerous Gold & Silver Addys, Commencement Speaker (2x) The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Article published in Ray Gun Magazine, issue 44, features interview I did at 23 years old about the future of digital art work from 4th Annual New York Digital Salon 1996 School of Visual Arts, NY, NY, Package Design Magazine published my article on Visual Voice of brands, PEI Magazine + + + + + + + + + + + + + VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS Amplified, University of Baltimore, MD Solo Show, June 2012 Figments, Portraits of Imaginary People, Group Show, Miami, FL, July 2007 Exposed show, AIGA Group Show, FL Touchware, Siggraph International Art Exhibition, Group Show, Orlando, FL Creativity and the Computer, Danville Fine Arts, Group Show, Danville, CA 5th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition, Slowinski Gallery, Group Show, NY, NY Digital Art: The Next Wave IAC Contemporary Art/Fisher Gallery, Group Show, Albuquerque, NM 4th Annual New York Digital Salon, School of Visual Arts, Group Show, NY, NY Subconscious Drama, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Solo Show, FL 45th Annual All Florida Juried Show, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Group Show, FL + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CREATIVE DIRECTOR | BRAND DESIGNER | BRAND IDENTITY & FOOD PACKAGING DESIGNER + 301 542 5791 + themattcave@gmail.com + linkedin.com/in/themattcave + behance.com/mattcrave + coroflot.com/mattcave

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