About me.
Starting his career 18 years ago in New Zealand, Matt crossed the ditch and has spent the last 13 years working at some of the best agencies in Melbourne. During his time in the industry, he’s helped reduce gambling addiction in Victoria, guilted kids into visiting their parents more often, made the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play non-stop for 24 hours, hijacked the live broadcast of the most watched sporting event in history, broken a Guinness World Record, made a film 5 days long, partnered a bank with Nike to create the first player exclusive shoe for a disabled athlete, spread mardi gras love to every Oxford St in Australia, and invented a word about bad mobile phone etiquette that’s now in the dictionary.

He has  300 awards and recognitions across every major international and local advertising festival to his name, most notably a Cannes Grand Prix for Effectiveness, 11 Cannes Lions, a Yellow Pencil at D&AD,  3x Grand Prix at Spikes Asia, and Best of Show at the London Design Awards. He also had two campaigns in the WARC 100 Top Campaigns in the world. 

More recently he was named in the Holmes Report Top 25 Innovators of Asia Pacific,
alongside NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

A few brands worked with include;
ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes, Infiniti, Holden, Alfa Romeo, Coca Cola, Schweppes,
Solo, Adidas, Google, Medibank, Origin, L'Oreal, Fosters, Kraft, Peroni, AIG, Asahi, Hell Pizza, Fuso, Beyond Blue, Mattel, Lavazza, Continental Tyres.

Matt has judged local and international award festivals including; The New York Festival, Award Awards, Midas Awards, AC&E Awards, and the New York AME Awards. He's also been involved in tutoring young advertising students as part of the Award School program here in Melbourne, and was on the Young Australian Direct Marketing Committee.
He's currently a Committee Member on the Industry Advisory Board -  RMIT for Bachelor of Communications.

Creative Director - TBWA Melbourne & Eleven PR
January 2017 - Present

Creative Director - TBWA Melbourne
October 2015 - Present

Senior Art Director - TBWA Melbourne
January 2014 - October 2015

Freelance Creative Director - Wunderman Melbourne
November 2013 – January 2014

Senior Art Director - MRM / McCann  Melbourne
January 2012 – September 2013 

Senior Digital Art Director - Wunderman Melbourne
October 2010 – January 2012

Art Director - Clemenger BBDO Proximity Melbourne
April 2007 – October 2010

Art Director - Urlwin McDonald & Clients
February 2003 – March 2007

Digital Art Director - mediaFX
January 2002 – November 2002

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