Matt Chase is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Washington, DC. He has a wildly varied roster of accomplishments, from designing a cracking guide to Copenhagen for Herb Lester to having the chutzpah to propose a radical rebranding of the United States Postal Service. It’s no surprise, then, that he put together one of the most dynamic and eye-catching portfolios we’ve seen. He chose a digital tabloid to showcase major editorial and illustration projects — we’ll let him explain:
I printed Some Things I Have Made in 2014 as a mailed self-promotion piece, which contains—as the title infers—a whole heap of things I’ve created, over the course of about five years.
My work spans a fairly wide gamut, and I realized that a multi-page mailer would afford far more opportunities to showcase my projects than, say, a simple postcard (which is relatively small and easy to ignore).
The reception was overwhelmingly positive—I had several art directors call me the moment they received the piece, and one Creative Director even mentioned in an e-mail that it was the single best promotion he’d ever been sent. Honestly, I barely expected the piece to garner enough commissions to cover the cost of printing, but I can happily say that it’s paid for itself nearly ten times over.
You can keep up with Matt’s latest projects through his great work journal. Thanks for printing with us, Matt!
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