Brand—Marketing Agency
 

We’re NARRATIVE MAKERS. PICTURE TAKERS. Cultural Analysts.

 
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Ultimately, we geek out on making good brands, great.

For us, creating never gets old. We are driven by the desire to tell great stories for the brands we work with --- whether they're in fashion, food, beauty or just about any lifestyle category. It's about creating process, refining positioning, establishing purpose, and then executing on it all with a thoughtful, ROI driven approach.

Founded in 2012, we are a scrappy team of creatives that focus on becoming indispensable partners to any client or project we touch. 

MEET THE TEAM

 
 

WHAT WE DO

From strategy to campaign development, creative and content development, influencer programs to paid media, we're ready to give your brand the tools it needs to grow, sustain and better position itself across all consumer channels.

STRATEGY +
POSITIONING

Brand Marketing Strategy
Seasonal Campaigns
Experiential
Calendaring & Planning

 

INFLUENCER +
PARTNERSHIPS

Influencer Programs
Earned Media
Strategic Partnerships

 

BRANDING

Identity Development
Packaging Design

CREATIVE STUDIO

Content Development
Art Direction
Video & Film
Graphic Design
Project Management
In House Production Studio

 

DIGITAL MARKETING

Content Marketing
Paid Media
Email Marketing
User Acquisition

 

TREND + 
INSIGHT

Cultural Analysis
Market Research
Focus Groups

 

The Crew

we're fun, swear.

 
 
 
 
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FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Chelsea Matthews

Digger of the internet. Divine interest in design: from graphic to interior to set. Cactus lover. Insert wine emoji here.

@CHELSEAMATTHEWS

 
 
 

DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS + CULTURE

Micah Heykoop

Resident mixologist. Forward thinker. Cartoons and cereal.

@MICAHHEYKOOP

 
 
 

JUNIOR STRATEGIST

Aria Davis

Music fiend. Brunch enthusiast. Podcast princess. Bookworm. Find me under the disco ball.

@THEARIACHANEL

 
 
 

CONTENT DIRECTOR

Nolan Goff

Resident storyteller. Texan. Opinionated. Future Survivor castaway. Any rumor you ever heard about me is true and legendary.

@NOLANWGOFF

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live programming + partnerships

Alexa Jacobs

Made in Miami former New Yorker and Shanghai-ren. Museum and boxing devotee. Aspirations in life include changing the world and learning to cook a soufflé.  

@ALEXAJACOBS

 
 
 
 

project manager

Jonathan Godinho

Cinephile. Aspiring sommelier. Always oscillating between world traveler and couch potato. Content with being both.

@jgodinho

 
 
 

ART DIRECTOR, DESIGN & CREATIVE 

Jesse Ligo

North Carolina native. Design junkie. Creative visualist and bonafide adventurer.  I take Whiskey with a lime.

@JESSELIGO

 
 
 
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ART DIRECTOR, CONTENT

Kourtney Jackson-Smith

Blurb to follow (too busy shooting!).

@KOURTNEYBYthesea

 

 
 
 

STRATEGIST

Parisa Schwartz

Culture seeker. Dance floor igniter. Beauty guru. Supermama.

@parisaschwartz

 
 
 

paid media specialist

Jacob Marrero

Hails from Whittier. ALWAYS down for some volleyball. Drink of choice: OJ, cold pressed. Aspiring lifelong teacher. Only way you're going to beat me is O.M.D.B.

@JMARR4

 
 
 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Kelsey Vest

Former nomad now unpacked in LA. Corgi enthusiast. Visual communicator and notebook hoarder. Gummy candy aficionado. Undeniable Virgo.

@kelseyvest

 
 

MARKETING MANAGER,
UK & US

Delanie Billman

Left LA for a new experience in London. Loves hip-hop and Housewives. Wannabe tech nerd. Dog mom.

@delanie___

 
 

— Say Hello

Whether you're interested in working with us or just want to tell us who we absolutely must follow on Instagram, we want to hear from you.

hi@wearematteblack.co

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