Matt Diamond

Northland, New Zealand
thisismattdiamond@gmail.com
Creative curiosity and a love for visual clarity
Areas of experience and interests

• Graphic Design
• Creative Direction
• Artist Management
• Project Management
• Animation
• Colour and Typography
• Communication through image
www.diamond-one.net
WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance
Ongoing
Graphic Design
•Illustration
•Murals
•Logo Design
•Website Design and Management
New Zealand Artist Magazine – Print
New Zealand
2016 – Ongoing
Graphic Design & Layout
Job brief: To give the magazine a facelift after it’s 3rd anniversary
•Magazine Redesign
•Page Layout
Animated Storyboards (Global) – Thailand
2013 – 2016
Managing Art Director – Project Manager
Job brief: Improve the work quality of 250 visual artists, develop and put in place a system that is self maintaining.
• Restructured pipeline to include constructive critique for all artists.
• Recruited a team of Art Directors.
• Trained Art Directors on my newly designed workflow and pipeline.
• Worked with artists and clients to iron out any issues or problems that arose. • Ensured 60 animations everyday left the studio improved and quality checked.
• Worked closely with directors and clients to assure their vision was met.
• Developed new workflows and procedures to increase efficiency and productivity.
• Managed projects to insure deadlines were met while retaining quality.
• Developed style and lighting guides.
• Developed new 3d and 2d character styles.
• Found and addressed studio weaknesses while maintaining artist morale.

Muralist – International
2011
 – 2016
Artist – Project Manager
• Recruited Artists and allocated work to those who are most suited.
• Negotiated contracts and designs with clients.
• Executed grand scale murals in multiple countries.
• Managed and organised international requirements for traveling artists
• Managed promotion and artistic presence.

This Way Up Artist Agency  – Australasia
2011-2012
Artist Management & Client Liaison
 • Recruited Artists and negotiated contracts
• Managed bookings and tour itinerary of international artists.
• Negotiated contracts, artist fee’s and requirements with clients.
• Resolved conflicts and grievances between club owners, clients and artists.
• Managed accounts and finance.
• Established and maintained interpersonal relationships with artists and clients.
• Managed online promotion of artists.

TWTV – Broadcast Animation
New Zealand
2010 – 2011
Character Animator – Artist
• 2D Character animation.
• Character design and development.
• Established style guides and cohesive studio themes.
• Rendering and compositing for broadcast.
• Designed and created background illustrations.
• Refined character and advanced character rigs.

Freelance Animation School
Auckland – New Zealand
2008- 2010
Study
• 2D Character animation.
• 3D Character animation

Europe
2006- 2008
Travel

Louie Berkers Collision Repair Center
New Zealand
2003 – 2006
Tradesman – Automotive Refinishing
• Completed a NZQA Trade Certificate
• Full car repaints
• Damage repair
• Colour matching and paint mixing
• Helping with quoting and time management.