Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman

Executive Creative Director at Swordfish
San Francisco, United States

About me

<p>I'm on a never ending quest to bring motion design to every potential platform. If you need to move something, I'm<br />here to help.<span> </span></p>


Executive Creative Director | Founder
Bristol, United Kingdom
October 2012 - Present (6 years 3 months)
Motion Design for UX and Marketing.
Executive Creative Director | Partner
San Francisco, United States
August 2002 - April 2012 (9 years 8 months)
Lead all studio creative for clients including Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Jaguar Landrover, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Salesforce, Sony, T-Mobile, Yahoo!, and others.
Creative Director | Partner
Phoenix Editorial
October 1999 - August 2006 (6 years 10 months)
VFX Supervisor/Motion Graphics/Flame at San Francisco's leading editorial boutique. Clients included Black Rocket (Yahoo!, Musco Olives, Lucky), Goodby (Got Milk?, Saturn, A's), Venables Bell (Audi, Mervyns, HBO, Barclays, UltimateTV), McCann (HP, Microsoft), Riney (HP, Saturn), DDB (Clorox), Duncan Channon (Konami, Sega), Chiat Day (Adidas), Ogilvy (Yahoo!), and other leading SF agencies.
Founder | CEO
Theory, LLC
January 2001 - June 2003 (2 years 5 months)
Developed the award winning application/plug-in ColorTheory and the world's only 64bit lossless QuickTime codec, Microcosm. Developed the FLV QuickTime Exporter which was acquired by Macromedia and featured in Flash 2004. Theory's technology was sold in 2003 to Digital Anarchy and now lives in the portfolio of Red Giant Software.
Motion Graphics | Visual Effects
January 1995 - October 1999 (4 years 9 months)
Freelance design and visual effects artist on a wide range of projects, from Superbowl spots for ILM (First Union Bank / Riney) to worldwide product launches for Apple.
Product Manager
Puffin Designs
April 1998 - December 1998 (8 months)
Lead product development and marketing for software startup created by ILM vfx supervisors Scott Squires (Inventor of Film Scanner) and John Knoll (co-creator of Photohop). Traveled the world evangelizing industry leading tools. The company was sold to Pinnacle Systems (Avid) in 2000.
Motion Graphics Designer
CKS Pictures
May 1997 - March 1998 (10 months)
Designed motion graphics projects for interactive marketing kiosks. Clients included Apple, Compaq, Radio Shack, Timberland, and Globalstar.
Motion Graphic Designer
CKS Interactive
September 1996 - April 1997 (7 months)
Freelance motion graphics designer on the Apple account. Designed 2D/3D animations for the launch of the PowerMac 6500 and Small Business Mac.
Graphic Designer
Fluid (Entasis)
January 1996 - July 1996 (6 months)
Helped create interactive marketing materials for Toleson Design and a CG-intensive multi-media extravaganza "Internet the City" to explain the new technology to the masses.
Faculty Instructor
1995 - 1996 (1 year)
Taught faculty and staff computer graphics applications.


Cinema / Animation

1995 - 1996 (1 year)


1991 - 1995 (4 years)

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