Serve Kindness Logo & Identity, 2017

I worked with Serve Kindness on their logo & identity. They are a new company, which sells handmade glass bowls and donates a portion of all the sales to support artists and charities. Their bowls are beautiful, clean, and uncomplicated. They wanted something that represented that in their logo. In one of our first meetings they told me they wanted something simple and modern that made you smile immediately. Once I started playing with ideas, I realized the shape of a bowl and the shape of a smile are not really that far apart… the rest fell into place after…

FBGM West Coast Tour Poster & Buttons, 2019

This was a really fun design project. FBGM are big fans of a certain brand of local potato chip and wanted to carry the banner as we made our first ever pilgrimage to the West Coast. I ended up creating 5 different chip bag spoofs using Photoshop and Illustrator. We were able to feature 5 of our favorite chip flavors – one for each of the shows we played in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle + an extra “classic” one for the full list of tour dates. A perfect marriage of the art, music, and chips. This artwork…

Mosesian Center for the Arts Upcoming Events Brochure, Spring 2019

The Mosesian Center for the Arts hosts a plethora of diverse programming ranging from art exhibitions, classes, theatre performances, live music, literary speakers, and much more. We’ve started producing a 3-month folding brochure to highlight all our upcoming events. The outside pages are featured blocks with graphics and descriptions of events. The inside pages are calendar listings. The layout of this piece is a folded brochure book at parent size 11 x 17″, folded down to 5.5 x 8.5″. The layout and overall design of this piece is my creation, and a good portion of the subprograms featured in it…

Watertown Children’s Theatre Season Artwork, 2017-2019

Watertown Children’s Theatre produces 8 plays & musicals per year at the Mosesian Center for the Arts’ MainStage and Black Box Theaters. Each production requires a full suite of design deliveribles – posters, postcards, social media ads, web collateral, t-shirts, program books, and more. It is my role to conceptualize these show graphics and apply them across the board with each show. With the exception of a few logos we’re contractually obligated to use, the graphic treatments on each of these Season Posters were created by me. I’ve had a lot of fun figuring out key imagery for these theatre…

FBGM “Dog Collar / Fan” Vinyl Record, 2017

FBGM is my band – a songwriting duo with my friend D. Orxata. I’ve wanted to release music on vinyl since I first started playing in bands in high school but for one reason or another I just never could make it happen… until now! In terms of the artwork, I designed it. The flower pattern is inspired by an old wallpaper print I found and had been playing around with. I redrew everything from a scan and manipulated it in Adobe Illustrator to get the right color combinations and composition. We then handed it off to hexhand who did…

NOFA/Mass Annual Report, 2017

I do lots of design work for NOFA/Mass, a non-profit that promotes organic agriculture in Massachusetts and throughout the Northeast. In 2017, they decided to jazz up their annual report into a fun, colorful, photo-filled, info piece highlighting their annual numbers — and they enlisted me to do it! I did the bulk of this layout in Adobe InDesign and created all the infographics/charts from scratch. Hundreds of copies were printed/distributed to their constituency. I heard so much positive feedback on this particular piece and I’m really happy with how it came out!…

When Particles Collide Logo, 2017

When Particles Collide is a rock duo consisting of Sasha Alcott and Chris Viner. As a fellow touring musician, I’ve played shows with them over the years and when they approached me about creating a new logo for them I was psyched. They had an idea to do something with the letters “WPC” and a lightning bolt and from there we developed a hot pink blot as part of the P – half inspired by Bowie and half inspired by the band’s signature pink and black style.…

Mosesian Center for the Arts Education Catalogs, 2017-2019

The Mosesian Center for the Arts offers year-round art & theatre classes, and it has been my role to put together this catalog multiple times per year, showcasing our diverse offerings of education programming. We create full color versions for the web and two-color book versions for print. Each books ranges from 46-64 pages. The book design is done using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Select spreads below. View the entire PDF version of the Winter 2019 catalog.…

Ex Libris Exchange Catalog, 2016

Ex Libris Exchange is an international collaborative art project sponsored by the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association (BSSCA). The project includes 26 artists – 13 from each city who have created original Artists’ Books and artful maps based on a common theme. The thematic content of the artwork was inspired by an elaborately illustrated 18th century journal created by Georg Daniel Flor, a member of a French brigade that participated in the American Revolutionary War. My job was to create a catalog of this work for an exhibition that was held at the French Cultural Center in Boston during the fall…

Bloody Henry Film Score, 2016

I composed, performed, and recorded all the music for a short film called Bloody Henry, by Jean-Paul DiSciscio/Overdue Films, which premiered at Independent Film Festival Boston in April 2016. Since then, it’s been making the rounds at festivals, and the film will soon get a digital release. In anticipation I’m sharing the “Bloody Henry Original Score & Soundtrack” featuring 17 tracks featured in the film (13 of which are my original score). The album is available to stream & purchase via Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc. The best way to listen is via my Spotify playlist, which includes the full score…

Anamorphic M, 2016

Matt Jatkola & Aneleise Ruggles “Anamorphic M” Site-specific Installation on Stairs (Gaffer’s Tape on Carpet) 2016 For our third anamorphic installation, Aneleise Ruggles and I were commissioned by the newly renamed and rebranded Mosesian Center for the Arts to create an anamorphic version of their new logo on the stairs. This would be a four color piece – red, yellow, green, and blue. Since the design was already masterminded by an outside designer, Stoltze Design, we were free to have fun installing. The logo was projected on the stairs, we outlined it in gaffer’s tape, and then filled in with…

Anamorphic Ice Cream, 2016

Matt Jatkola & Aneleise Ruggles “Anamorphic Ice Cream” Site-specific Installation on Stairs (Gaffer’s Tape on Carpet) 2016 Another installation I did with Aneleise Ruggles. Once we did Anamorphic Light Bulb in one color, our next goal was to do something with multiple colors. We also wanted it to be fun and kid-friendly, as the summer at the Mosesian Center for the Arts is pretty much filled with children taking art and theatre classes. The idea of the ice cream was born. It went through a few incarnations until we realized it would be most fun upside down, cones up, as…

Anamorphic Light Bulb, 2015

Matt Jatkola & Aneleise Ruggles “Anamorphic Light Bulb” Site-specific Installation on Stairs (Gaffer’s Tape on Carpet) 2015 I created this installation with Aneleise Ruggles. I’d always wanted to try installing something flat on the main staircase at the Arsenal Center and we came up with the idea of doing an anamorphic illustration. The light bulb was drawn in Adobe Illustrator, projected, and then we went to town drawing it out on the carpet with white gaffer’s tape. As you shift perspective, the illustration morphs into a more abstract line drawing. There is one point when you first walk in the…

Teenage Dream Remix #1, 2015

“Teenage Dream Remix #1” is an audio/visual art installation, utilizing synchronized color and video footage set to my 27-minute remix of Katy Perry’s 2010 hit single “Teenage Dream.” The song is one of my favorite songs (perhaps of all-time), so I wanted to create something that both celebrated and expanded upon it. My favorite aspect of all great pop songs is duality, and/or listeners’ alternate/multiple takes on the same subject. When I hear this song, I hear melancholy alongside joy (served with a wink), so I tried to expand upon that. I took a minimalist, cut-up, and slow-tempo approach with…

Many Mini Marcias, 2015

Matt Jatkola “Many Mini Marcias” Silkscreen on fabric 12.5 x 10” 2015 This project came about because I had planned 2 large public murals during the summer of 2014, which did not come to fruition. Those murals were all about creating very large, repetitive images of Marcia Brady in an attempt to spotlight Marcia as the icon of beauty, perfection, and narcissism that our collective inner-Jan wills her to be. I decided to do this smaller version when the opportunity came to donate a piece of art to Arsenal Center for the Arts’ bi-annual fundraiser exhibition Flash Art. This mini…

Smalls Artisan Mini Potatoes, 2014

This is a web video for Wada Farms’ Smalls Artisan Mini Potatoes. I was commissioned by James & Matthew to write and record the music for this video. The decided direction for the music was dirty sounding indie-pop. I used the production of Bright Eyes’ “Loose Leaves” as inspiration and wrote an instrumental that made me think of forward movement mixed with the feeling of the comfort of home. I recorded & mixed all of the instruments at my home studio, using a combination of Ableton Live and Adobe Audition. The web video features the full 60-second version, but I…

The Bynars “X vs. X”, 2013

The Bynars was my synthpop band from 2008-2014. Our last album was called “X vs. X” and I’m really proud of the suite of album & single artwork I put together for these releases. I wanted them all to tie together, both with each other and with the music itself. The album was all about light vs. dark / round vs. jagged / form vs. formless and also about how everything is everything! I really tried to encompass that in the design and layout for the cover art.…

Motown, Miniskirts, and the Moon Landing, 2013

In 2013, the Arsenal Center for the Arts held their annual benefit at which they gave the Charles Mosesian Award for Support of the Arts to long-time supporter, John Airasian. Honoring Mr. Airasian’s fondness of 1950’s-1960’s music and fashion, we created the theme Motown, Miniskirts, and the Moon Landing. I came up with the design for the printed materials, which were also utilized in the decor for the evening. I was inspired by polka dots, mod design, vintage black & white photography, and chartreuse, which together said “yesterday and today” to me. We printed invitations, posters, postcards, and a 40-page…

The Tale of the Landlord & Broker Web Video, 2013

I wrote, performed, and recorded the music for this web video, which was created by James & Matthew for IC Credit Union. This is one in a series of fun videos aimed at tackling the financial issues of Gen-Y. I collaborated with Matt Maguy on writing the lyrics and main melody for this one. I recorded & mixed all of the instruments and vocals at my home studio, using a combination of Ableton Live and Adobe Audition. This campaign received one local and two national awards and helped IC Credit Union get to number seven on the list of credit…

Big Band Meets Broadway, 2012

The theme for the Arsenal Center for the Arts’ 2012 Annual Benefit was Big Band Meets Broadway, where a big band would be playing Broadway favorites. I started with the colors that the Center had been using for their latest run of education print materials (primary red, blue, yellow, plus green) and channeled a bit of big band with the dancing color blocks, then added the silhouetted images of jazz instruments, which seemed a bit Broadway to me. We printed invitations, posters, postcards, and a 40-page program book, all of which I designed and saw through from concept to completion.…

Budgeting in B Minor Web Video, 2012

I wrote, performed, and recorded the music for this web video, which was created by James & Matthew for IC Credit Union. This is one in a series of fun videos aimed at tackling the financial issues of Gen-Y. As a budgeting enthusiast, I was able to speak from the heart on this one while writing the lyrics :). I recorded & mixed all of the instruments and vocals at my home studio, using a combination of Ableton Live and Adobe Audition. This campaign received one local and two national awards and helped IC Credit Union get to number seven…

The Bynars “The Bynars”, 2011

The Bynars was my synthpop band from 2008-2014. Our first album was self-titled and I had a lot of fun designing this artwork for the CD release and the singles. I was (and still am) really interested in vintage photos of women on the phone. If you look, there’s a lot out of them there! I just found it kind of strange and fascinating to see all these photos and advertisements… like, what does it all mean!? For some reason, the imagery felt akin to our music. There was a longing there, some vintage appreciation, and of course – music…

Loeb Fellowship 40th Anniversary, 2010

Harvard University’s Loeb Fellowship celebrated their 40-year anniversary with four days of programming on October 6-10, 2010. The theme was Urban Futures: Opportunities and Challenges for Transforming the Urban Landscape. I was asked to create a design and complete the layout for all print materials. I took inspiration from minimalism, urban planning, a fall color palette, and I’m also a huge SimCity nerd, which I somehow think relates to this design. I designed the logo, a 16-page booklet, several large 20×30″ posters, postcards, and even tote bags for their event. The design was created using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.…

Something in the Sky Archive Website, 2010

An archive website for the defunct Massachusetts rock band Lights. This site hosts all the content from their 2003-2007 run, complete with free MP3 downloads of all the band’s albums, photo and video galleries, plus detailed and alternate versions of album artwork. To build this site I used Indexhibit, a portfolio CMS most frequently used by visual artists (painters, printmakers, etc.). Since we had so much visual content for this band, why not bend the rules and use a platform that bands don’t usually use? It was a great fit, and we hope to keep the site running for years…

Arsenal Center for the Arts Education Catalogs, 2009-2015

The Arsenal Center for the Arts offers year-round art & theatre classes, and it has been my role to put together this catalog multiple times per year, showcasing our diverse offerings of education programming. The books are two-color, ranging from 24-36 pages. The cover illustration of the building was created by me in 2008 and the design became a staple and unofficial logo in the organization until 2015. We print and mail 10,000-12,000 catalogs per session. The layout and design was done using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Here is a link to the pdf version of the Fall 2014/Winter…