Design for Brands by Matt Plays

Info

New England based designer with a thing for skateboarding, rock climbing, and being outside.

New England based designer with a thing for skateboarding, rock climbing, and being outside.

In 2008 my father and I founded Icon Snowskates, a company that hand-makes skateboards for the snow. While continuing our work I spent two years on the brand team at HubSpot, contributing to two Inbound conferences and their IPO.

I’m currently a digital designer at Burton, living, working, and riding in Burlington, Vermont.

 
 
 
 

Fields & Specialties

 
  1. Brand design

  2. Typography & color
  3. System design
  4. Marks & logo design
  5. Naming & copywriting
  6. Iconography
  7.  
  8. Illustration

  9. Brand illustration style
  10. Illustration for motion
  11. Spot illustrations
  12.  
  13. Art Direction

  14. Video, photography, and animation
  15. Web usablity & interaction
  16. Retail & signage
  1. WEB

  2. Web & UI Design
  3. HTML/CSS
  4. Copywriting
  5. Art Direction
  6.  
  7. Lettering

  8. Apparel & signage
  9. Custom logotypes
  10. Lockups & badges
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact

Lookin' to collaborate, grab a pour-over coffee, or sync up on the mountain? Feel most free to drop me a line.

 
 
 
 
 

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Press & Mentions

 
 
 
 

Top Tens

 
 
  1. bands

  2. Wilco
  3. Bob Dylan
  4. My Morning Jacket
  5. The War on Drugs
  6. Tallest Man on Earth
  7. Magnolia Electric Co.
  8. Van Morrison
  9. Neil Young
  10. Iron & Wine
  11. Dawes
  12.  
  13. dream projects

  14. Gig Poster for Any of the Above
  15. Record / CD Cover Design
  16. Craft Beer Branding & Packaging
  17. Coffee Co. Branding & Packaging
  18. Restaurant Branding & Menu Design
  19. Type Specimen / Hero Image
  20. Google Illustration
  21. Fabric / Textile Design
  22. Skate Deck Graphic
  23. Snowboard Graphic
  24.  
  25. BOOKS

  26. Dharma Bums
  27. Into The Wild
  28. Big Sur
  29. Walden
  30. Desolation Angels
  31. Killing Yourself to Live
  32. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  33. Let My People Go Surfing
  34. Siddhartha
  35. Ishmael
  36.  
  37. Places on my list

  38. Banff National Park
  39. Yosemite National Park
  40. Torngat National Park
  41. Everest Base Camp
  42. The Bugaboos
  43. Smith Rock, OR
  44. Mt. Whitney, CA
  45. Mt. Mitchell, NC
  46. Taos, NM
  47. Big Sur, CA