Creative—Brand Agency
 

Ultimately, we geek out on making 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

 
 
 

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

Creative Strategy
Campaigns
Brand Positioning

 

INFLUENCER +
PARTNERSHIPS

Influencer Programs
Earned Media
Strategic Partnerships

 

BRANDING

Identity Design
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
 

 

The Crew

We're fun, swear.

 
 
 

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

INTEGRATED MARKETING MANAGER

Aria Davis

Proud book club founder. Mother of a few happy house plants. Always down for brunch. Find me under the disco ball.

@THEARIACHANEL

managing Director

Micah Heykoop

Designated wifi fixer and beer runner for Matte Black.

@MICAHHEYKOOP

Managing Editor of the Shape/Shift Report

Gaelan Simpson

Pure, unfiltered Canadian. Del Taco ambassador. Religious flower purchaser. Content unit. Sips rosé in bed.

@gaelansimpson

project manager

Jonathan Godinho

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

@jgodinho

graphic designer

Ariel Irby

Somewhere between street and your grandma’s closet. A million unfinished personal projects. Purveyor of all things beautiful. Cookbook coming soon.

@arielirby

ART DIRECTOR, DESIGN & CREATIVE 

Jesse Ligo Ginsberg

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

@JESSELIGO

DIRECTOR, CREATIVE STRATEGY AND CONTENT

Nolan Goff

Resident storyteller. Texan. Opinionated. Future Survivor castaway.

@NOLANWGOFF

 

Integrated Marketing Manager

Chase Colman

Nature junkie. Dog lover without a dog. Plant mom. Permanent fiancé. Committed groupie. Can’t eat anything, will eat everything.

@chasecolman

 

Candid Program Manager

Liz Burton

Boston born and bred. Sunshine enthusiast. Perpetually redesigning my apartment. Sucker for a wellness trend. Aspiring to cook like Ariel.

@Liz.ashley.burton

Studio Manager

James Royce 

Pretty good at the whole “writing words” thing. Don’t really flaunt that though because any goof can put a pen on paper. Decent hair. Surfing in the mornings. Radiating nervous energy in the evenings.

@champagneprius

Art director, content

Alex Tan

Midwest blood. Photo maker. Twitter junkie. Resident slang interpreter. Typically dehydrated but never thirsty. Keeping the lights on at Taco Bell. 

@jalexandertan

business Development Manager

Emilia Davis

Made in Sweden. First thing in the morning: daily horoscope. Soft spot: dogs and babies - yup! Always: pitching.

@emiliapods

— 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