About

Creative Direction / Design / Animation

 Matt Smithson is the man behind the Magnet.

Matt directs / designs / and creates stories for awesome clients (with the help of talented friends and cats). He dabbles in a myriad of creative arts that include, but are not limited to; design, painting, printmaking, drawing, popsicles, creative lawn mowing, exploring, and map collecting. If you have a project that involves creative problem solving, let us know! We’re like the Batmans of creative problem solving. Or the MacGyvers (if you were born before 1985).

BATTLING MAGNETS SINCE 2005

Matt studied fine art, painting and printmaking, at the College of Charleston and received his MFA in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Honors / Achievements:

2012 ASIFA­ East Awards ­ Commissioned Under Two Minutes: First Place for Head Start ‘Window of Opportunity’

2010 ‘The Girl Effect’ Included in the ‘Why Design Now?’ Triennial Exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper­Hewitt National Design Museum NYC

2009 ADC Young Guns 7

2009 Webby Award Rich Media Advertising, Nike Foundation “The Girl Effect”

2009 One Show Design Pencil Silver, Nike Foundation “The Girl Effect”

Some Great People We’ve Worked With So Far:

Nike
Snyders
Samsung
D3
Toshiba
Bank of America
Blurb
Adidas
Herman Miller
Mercedes
IBM
Google
Blurb
Dupont
Bank of America
Freelancers Union
Weight Watchers
NBCUniversal
Volvo
Mercedes
Hallmark Channel
Showtime
Nokia
Charter Communications
Warp Records
Just Music
Qwest
Genworth
Comic Relief
Revolution Hunger
The Girl Effect
Girlhub
International Development Bank
AARP
Ford Foundation
Winrock International
SolutionMUS
Yogasmoga
She++
Firstbook
Teach For America
FLLF
Head Start
UNESCO