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Nov 08, 2016

From Tiny Start-ups to Historic Institutions

Matt Willey

About this video


During his career, Matt has gone from small start-up projects like Zembla, Elephant, MAP and Plastique to working as Art Director at The New York Times. Not to mention launching his own magazines—Port and Avaunt—along the way. Matt shares insights on the transition from small teams with limited budgets to big teams with huge audiences and even higher stakes.


Matt Willey

After gaining valuable experience at a handful of small design companies, Matt joined the internationally acclaimed studio Frost Design, later becoming Creative Director. In 2005 he co-founded Studio8 Design with Zoë Bather. A true entrepreneur, Matt is co-founder of Port Magazine, which launched in 2011, and Avaunt Magazine, which launched in 2015. Matt currently resides as Art Director at The New York Times Magazine. In 2014, he was named Designer of the Year by Creative Review.