Presenting Matt Chase, the editorial illustrator living and working in Washington DC, who can transform a wishy-washy concept into a solid hunk of imagery with a snap of the fingers. You’ve likely seen his work already without knowing it – maybe in the New York Times, on the cover of one of Douglas Coupland’s novels, or perhaps in the Wall Street Journal if you’re that way inclined.
Whether it be working alongside art directors to turn the Twitter logo into a version of the Rorschach test for a piece in the MIT Technology Review about social media and personality traits, or toying with typography to illustrate the etymology of the word “liberal,” Matt has the practical knowledge and the sleight of hand to bring concepts to real and recognisable fruition. He’s kind of like the chameleon of the creative world, fully aware and in control of his talent and thus able to adapt it to the environment in which it will be shown, which is one hell of a skill.
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