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RESUMECONTACT MATT PLAIA | PRESS

BIO

Matt Plaia is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer and mixed media artist. From Valencia, CA, he studied the visual development of character animation at CalArts before pursuing a degree in English and Public Affairs at UCLA.

Matt has traveled the country working for national clientele, from clean energy technology research at the Center for American Politics and Public Policy to web and eCourse development at UCLA’s Center for Health Services and Society.

Matt currently works as a Creative Strategist for BrandingIron Worldwide in West Hollywood, CA.

From design marketing to web development, a range of services are available for personal, business, and organizational communication. Click the image below to view past work:

 


Design Services

    Graphic Design

    "Skinatra" - Logo design for The Rose Room, a Venice-based event space.

    Graphic Design
    Design Marketing

    Print advertisement for Venice Woods, a laser-engraved wood decor shop based in Venice, CA

    Design Marketing
    Web Design

    "Matt Plaia" logo design for personal website

    Web Design
    Visual Development

    "Parrot" character design for iOS wallpaper series

    Visual Development
    Photography

    "Swing" Feat. Shannon Leopold at Malibu Creek Canyon State Park

    Photography
    Animation

    From "Partners in Care" animation made for UCLA

    Animation
    Typography

    "Moji Monsta" - iOS application sample title screen

    Typography
    Product Design

    "Juulz (Black)" floor pillow - Store Product

    Product Design

Skills & Software

Adobe Creative Suite

Proficient in After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

Animation Software

Proficient in Animate CC, Maya, and SketchUp

Photography

Strong understanding of composition, lighting, and balance

Operating Systems

Proficient in Mac OS X (High Sierra), Windows, and iOS

Research & Writing

Published researcher, writer, and co-editor for academic journals

Visual Development

Conceptual design for web- and print-based media

Web & UI Design

Strong foundation in Dreamweaver, CSS/HTML, JavaScript, and Swift

Additional Knowledge

Platform proficiency in WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and Articulate