Matt Hennings

Senior Designer

I like pocket knives, wrist watches, Chuck Taylors, and jeans. I like staying up late, waking up early and being well rested. I like a vegan lunch and a fried chicken dinner. I like Wes Anderson films, dental floss and good bourbon. I like dads who care to be there, moms who care to teach, and families who care for each other. I like going somewhere and just being here. I like taking deep breathes and taking time to think. I like being happy without a reason, and if I were to need a reason, there's always bourbon.
9 to 5
Nov 2015Present
Senior Digital Designer - Contracting
+ Concept and develop design strategies for Belkin’s home-automation brand Wemo
+ Design digital marketing campaigns, including emails, landing pages and paid media
+ Collaborate with UI/UX team in developing branded app experiences
Long Beach, CA, USA
Jan 2012Present
Art Director - Freelance
+ Do it all: branding, print, web, motion ... smoothies!
Feb 2013Oct 2015
Marketing Art Director
+ Create iconic brand identities for print and web products and events
+ Collaborate with Creative Director in developing design strategies
+ Design marketing collateral that adheres to brand strategy
+ Design B2B sales tools (i.e. presentations, media kits and rate cards)
+ Concept and design lead-gen email marketing
Irvine, CA, USA
2004Feb 2013
Art Director
+ Responsible for brand identity, editorial layout and selection of photography and illustration
+ Supervised design done on magazines assigned to me
+ Collaborated with editorial, internet and marketing
Long Beach, CA, USA
562 Magazine
Art Director / Editor-in-Chief
+ Owned my own magazine
+ Wrote and edited articles
+ Designed editorial layout
+ Ran the show
Book Learnin'
Malibu, CA, USA
B.A. in Advertising, minor in English Literature
Best Multi-Cultural Marketing
Spanish (Beginner)
Tool Belt
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Brand Identity, CSS, CSS3, Copywriting, Editorial Layout, Email Marketing, HTML, HTML5, Illustration, Inbound Marketing, Logo Design, Motion Graphics, Print Design, Web Design