Matthew Barnett

STW2020_MATTHEW_BARNETT

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Matthew Barnett is a Dean’s List senior, graduating in April 2020 with a BS degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Arts. Matthew moved to Philadelphia to experience college life in a new city. From endlessly playing with Legos while growing up, to finding a love of photography in his teens, Matthew built these interests into a passion for design. During his co-op experience in New York, working for Beyer Blinder Belle, Matthew was able to experience all that New York has to offer, from its architecture to its theatre. The co-op allowed him to work with prestigious clients such as the New York Public Library, for whom he developed a system of environmental graphics and other wayfinding strategies. Matthew enjoys deep-diving into design programs to learn every feature of the software and is a nut for workflow optimization. He has a love of travel and exploring new cities. During his time abroad, Matthew studied in Rome and London and travelled throughout Europe, taking photos of his adventures along the way.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Boston MA / Newton MA

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Curb Your Enthusiasm

FAVORITE PODCAST?
How I Built This

FAVORITE BOOK?
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Kings Speech

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Richard Serra

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Hope for Paws

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Photography

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Mike Kus

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Web Design – UX/UI

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Architect

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Drexel’s Coop Program

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Make it simple, but significant

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