About

Matt van Leeuwen
contact@matthijsvanleeuwen.com
Brooklyn, New York
+1 862 371 6224
USA

Currently Creative Director at Mother Design, New York. Graphic designer, aiming for a honest and direct approach in design. Design which is to the point and preferably strong in typography. Visual/Corporate identities, branding, campaigns, book- and poster design.

Awarded with Cannes Design Lions in 2014 and 2018, ADC’s, One Show’s and three ‘2010 red dot communication awards’, including ‘Best of the best’.

Work

2017/…
Creative Director at Mother Design, NY, US.

2011/2017
Design Principal at Interbrand, NY, US.

2007/2010
Senior Graphic Designer at G2K Designers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2007
Designer at Dietwee, design and communication, Utrecht, NL

2006/2007
Design-Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL for Logo Parc. A project initiated by Daniel van der Velden.

2002/2005
Co-Founder/Graphic Designer at Plein Publiek, workshop for Graphic Design, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Education

1998—2002
ArtEZ Institue of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands. Masters in Art/Graphic Design.

Exhibitions

2011
‘IJsseldelta, Poster’ In ‘Pretty–Ugly Exhibition’, MA Communication Design curating a series of events exploring the paradox of designing “The undesigned”.

2010
Red Dot Design Awards 2010 Exhibition

Honors and Awards

2014
Cannes Design Lion Gold
Mandela Paper ‘Prison’ Poster
UnderConsideration FPO Award 2014
Power of True Stories
Rebrand Recognition 2014
Avis

2013
Rebrand Distinction 2013
IO
Rebrand Distinction 2013
SeriousFun

2010
Red Dot Award, Best of the Best
D66 Posters/Campaign
Red Dot Award, Corporate Design
Maven Publishing
Red Dot Award, Annual Report
Brunel Annual Report 2008

2009
Best Designed Annual Report of the Netherlands: Brunel Annual Report 2008.

D66 Posters admitted to the Stedelijk Museum Archive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Articles/Publications

2012
‘Jan van Eyck Academy Program Brochure’ and ‘Brunel Annual Report 2008’ Published in ‘Typography, Graphic Design in Context
by Denise Gonzales Crisp, Thames and Hudson, London.
‘The Flying IJsseldelta’ In ‘360° Design’, Sandu Publishing, China.
2011
‘IJsseldelta, Poster’ In ‘Pretty–Ugly Catalogue‘.
2010
‘IJsseldelta, Campaign Identity’ In
VIVID! The allure of color in design’, Gingko Press, Berkeley, CA.
11.2006
Logo Parc: ‘Hybridity of the Post-Public Space’ In
Open/Cahier on art and the public domain, No 11’,
Nai Publishers, The Netherlands.

Recognition

Pretty–Ugly
File Magazine
AisleOne
Wanken
FormFiftyFive
CreativeAndLive
No Legacy
manystuff.org
Bitique
Design.nl
Yamatologia
Cocas Visuales
September Industry
Change The Thought
Salut Public
Typestack
Tundra Blog
Jarr Geerligs
Limited Addiction
The Artist And His Model
Bench.li

Writing

A Design Perspective on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Logo

Logo Watch: Random Thoughts on Building a House For a Penguin