Grant specializes in working with multi-disciplinary groups to solve complex product line challenges. He has successfully helped to reposition major outdoor brands through a mixture of facilitation, strategic thinking, and design savvy. He has worked with project teams in both large and small companies to help them develop a better sense of where design fits in their organizations and, most importantly, how to measure its success.
Prior to Evidence Studio, Grant was a senior designer at Cascade Designs, an outdoor products company, and the director of product development of Allsop/Ohmetric, a consumer electronics company. He holds degrees in industrial design and structural engineering, and is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, The Design Management Institute, and the Color Marketing Group.
In addition to his professional focus, Grant spends time teaching and lecturing design students about design and product strategy. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Western Washington University, and has lectured at both Western Washington University and the University of Washington.
Matt focuses on the strategic vision, leading design teams from the project brief to the manifested creative goal. His mastery is distilling creative variables into concise and executable tasks. He has achieved success with Mountain Safety Research, Therm-a-Rest, SealLine, Platypus, AT&T, and REI in leading development teams from brand strategy to attaining marketing goals.
Prior to Evidence Studio, Matt held the roles of Creative Services Manager at Cascade Designs and Art Director for WhiteRunkle. Bridging the gap between business and design professionals, Matt synthesizes strategic goals into visual narratives that inspire creatives and deliver bottom line results. Charging forward, he applies a get-it-done work ethic, active listening, diplomacy, and well-honed organizational skills to deliver both quality and quantity.
When not focused on marketing communications, Matt can be found making pictures with camera, paintbrush, and computer stylus, and participating in local Seattle drawing groups and the greater West Coast art communities.