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Hello World! I’m Matt Dunne.

I am a graphic designer from Chicago who specializes in branding, packaging, publication, and advertising. I also work on motion graphics and take photos from time to time. When I’m not designing, I spend my spare time playing in my band Churchkey, writing music reviews, reading comic books, and telling bad jokes. I hope you enjoy this selection of my work! If you’d like to talk again or wish to see more samples of mine, please use the links below: Email: Matthew.Dunne@loop.colum.edu Phone: 847.471.4774 LinkedIn: linkedin.com/profile/view?id=232800555 Website: MatthewBDunne.com Vimeo: vimeo.com/matthewbdunne Music Blog: Nahhhhh.com


OnlyCT.com Branding Manual

This branding manual was built for OnlyCt.com, a website that was aimed to keep residents and potential visitors of Connecticut up to date on current news and events going on in their area.


onlyCT.com

BUSINESS CARD Business cards, envelopes and stationary are all essential pieces of a brand. Building both functionality and professionalism, these pieces show that we are a serious brand; but not a boring one.

Zach Stachura OnlyCT.com stach81@gmail.com 603.699.2319

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ENVELOPE

OnlyCT.com 123 Main Street Hartford, CT 123456

Matt Dunne 3632 W. Dickens Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

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Manifest Urban Arts Festival

Citywide Branding Campaign Creative Director I designed the branding, sign-age, print advertising, & merchandise for Columbia College Chicago’s huge end-of-the-year showcase which takes place annually in the heart of Chicago every summer.


Design identity: Matt Dunne ‘14

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Free Art, free sounds, free inspiration: Manifest, not your average arts festival.

SELECT EVENTS 12:00 PM The Great Convergence Between 9th & 11th on Wabash 1:00 - 3:00 PM Taste of Convergence Between 9th & 11th on Wabash

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM • Wabash Arts Corridor (Between Michigan-Clark and Congress-Roosevelt)

2:00 – 8:30 PM Mainstage Performances & Festival Lot Between 9th & 11th on Wabash 5:00 – 7:00 PM Departmental Receptions & TicToc Food Spots Campus-Wide

1:00 - 7:00 PM The NEXUS Experience Balbo and Wabash

Free Art, free sounds, free inspiration: Manifest, not your average arts festival.

colum.edu/manifest • Fb.com/ManifestUrbanArtsFestival • #CCCMANIFEST


Polaris Magazine Columbia College Chicago

Typography Editor Additionally served as a writer & designer for 2 articles, named the magazine, and assisted on the cover design and creation of the mission statement.


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Acidic Tree

Author Matt Dunne Photography Artists’ Bandcamp and/or Facebook

Acidic Tree is a powerful and gripping punk band. With songwriting ranging from personal stories, to political responses. Acidic Tree has toured all over the US and played countless shows in Chicago, including a gig at the Metro opening for Chicago punk pioneers, Naked Raygun. They aren’t as active as they used to be, due to their drummer moving to Michigan, but they are currently in the process of writing and recording a full length record that is sure to

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be incredible. If you are a fan of bands like Against Me! or Jawbreaker, look no further. Newest Release: Forever Boneless Song to check out: White Houses (To Make a Killing) Bandcamp: acidictree.bandcamp.com

garage. To an outsider, this may seem strange, and having a concert in your own garage certainly seems like a bit of a crazy idea when considering the amount of people that could be coming to your home or thinking of how to manage the space. However, in the DIY (Do It Yourself ) music community these types of shows are commonplace. Known better as “house shows”, these events are put on primarily to help out a band on tour as well as give local bands an inviting place to start out. Chicago is blessed to have a truly thriving underground music scene spanning multiple genres ranging from hardcore and punk to folk so its certain that there is something out there for you to enjoy. To further this welcoming notion, these shows almost always operate as safe spaces, meaning they are always all ages and free of any racism, sexism, misogny and other generally bad behavior. This community is primarily based on accepting all types of people into their grasp and while it may not always be perfect, the people within this culture are some of the best out there to have as friends. A defining quality of the DIY music scene as a whole (in Chicago and elsewhere) is the undying level of commitment. This

community literally does operate entirely on its own, and that is no easy task. It requires a large amount of duties to be taken care of, such as running venues, booking shows, making merch, designing flyers, and playing in the bands. Like I mentioned earlier, these shows operate as great places for new Chicago bands to start up and get their footing. So I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite local acts so people interested in joining this community have a place to start. Many of the bands listed have music online that is free to download and also have facebook pages if you want to stay updated on when/where their shows are happening. I hope you enjoy the bands! Links to check out for more information on DIY music. DIY Chicago Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/242652716032 Underground music reviews and interviews: Nahhhhh.com

Mountains for Clouds

Island of Misfit Toys

When it comes to excellence in technical performance, Mountains for Clouds is the first band that comes to mind. The band started as an instrumental project, but

From the mind of Anthony Sanders comes Island of Misfit Toys. The band is comprised of 8 others and is easily one of the most talented musical projects out now. On top of

have since evolved into power-house math rock band with vocals by guitarist Andrew Stefano. Recently they have added Marcus Nuccio (drums) and Tim Curly (guitar) to their ranks and the result has only led to more dynamic and powerful songwriting. Live, the band is tight as on

Sanders’ are extremely well-written, poetic and relatable lyrics, the ensemble creates a folk/indie rock combination that includes acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and even flute. Recent releases include a split with another Chicago band, Nervous Passenger, and an

record and louder than ever; so them live if you want to get truly floored.

acoustic EP, “Furiouser & Furiouser”. These both show the variety of sound the band has and should be an excellent sample for new listeners to try. Newest Release: Split with Nervous Passenger Song to check out: The Cockroach Song Bandcamp: iomt.bandcamp.com

Maybe it’s Already Everywhere, Mountains for Clouds. Count Your Lucky Stars.

Split, Island of Misfit Toys/Nervous Passenger. Skeletal Lightning.

Forever Boneless, Acidic Tree. Currently unreleased. Split, Kittyhawk/Cherry Cola Champions. Flannel Gurl Records.

Tainted, Atalanta. Self-Released.

Can’t Rely, Bedroom Sons. Self-Released.

Bedroom Sons Bedroom Sons is a musical project headed by Chris Dertz. Originally from the Quad Cities, Bedroom Sons’ music is a unique brand of folk, pop, punk, and indie rock inspired by bands like Weezer, Arcade Fire and Wilco. After countless hours of meticulous work, Dertz and company have finally released their first full length album, Can’t Rely. The album soars from stripped down acoustic songs to powerful instrumental epics, like the 16 minute track, “Wanting to Needing”. Bedroom Sons is an act that refuses to missed and the album is free to download, so what have you got to lose? Newest Release: Can’t Rely Song to check out: Spinning Bandcamp: bedroomsons.bandcamp.com

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Newest Release: Maybe it’s Already Everywhere Song to check out: Jamage Control Bandcamp: mountainsforclouds.bandcamp.com

The top local bands in Chicago’s rising DIY music scene a lot of the best concerts i’ve been to were only five dollars. More than that, they’re usually in my friends’ basement or

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Sports and Entertainment

Kittyhawk

Atalanta

Kittyhawk features members are no strangers to the Chicago music scene. With its four members drawing

Bringing a truly aggressive and well-crafted sound to Chicago, Atalanta is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Their brand of hardcore fuses elements of doom metal,

from a wide variety of musical projects, the band has plentiful experience that they use into crafting a sound all their own. Kittyhawk uses a unique set-up that most notably is absent of a bass player, using a keyboard plugged into a Big Muff fuzz pedal instead. Dual male and female vocals combined with the distortion fueled keys and guitars give a real grit to the slow nature of their songs. If you like Rainer Maria or other 90s lo-fi emo, this band is for you. Kittyhawk has a lot to offer for the future, including a 4 way split with Frameworks, Prawn, and Droughts, a split with Cherry Cola Champions and a full length LP. Newest Release: Cherry Cola Champions Split Song to check out: The Green

power violence, and screamo, resulting in a perfectly chaotic mesh. They play house shows in Chicago quite often and seeing them live is highly recommended as they deliver a highly emotional experience whilst played their respective instruments impressively. They have only put out their first EP “Tainted” so far, but its exciting to think about what will come in Atalanta’s future releases. Get into them now so you won’t miss it. Newest Release: Tainted Song to check out: I Lost the Keys on Purpose Bandcamp: atalanta.bandcamp.com

Bandcamp: kittyhawkisaband.bandcamp.com

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Penny4NASA Brochure/Mailer

A brochure for Penny4NASA, a nonprofit organization created to get more funding for space travel and exploration.


Golden Elephant Wine Bottle Packaging

Bottle design for a wine based on Thailand’s culture and imagery.


Madidi

Chocolate Bar Packaging Packaging for a set of chocolate bars that use all-natural cocoa from a Bolivian farm. The design elements & flavors help to further illustrate the company’s roots.


ES Lawn & Landscape Logo Design

Logo for a Landscaping Company based in Connecticut.


University of Illinois

Departmental Branding Series of wordmarks for the new Special Research Facility at the University of Illinois campus.


B2S/Back 2 School Concert Poster Series

Poster and palm-card designs for a back to school concert that was being put on by the Student Programming Board at Columbia College Chicago.


SPB PRESEN TS

BACK TO SCHO O L CO NCERT:

S PB PRES EN TS

B A CK TO SCH OOL CONCERT:

B2S

PYYRAMIDS PYYRAMIDS +++Jaill Jaill Jaill&&&The The TheO’My’s O’My’s O’My’s

SEPT. 26TH

1104 S. WABASH / DOORS: 6, SHOW: 7 for more information visit: spbcolumbia.com

B2S

PYYRAMIDS PYYRAMIDS JAILL JAILL THE THEO’MY’S O’MY’S SEPT. 26TH

1104 S. WABASH / DOORS: 6, SHOW: 7 for more information visit: spbcolumbia.com

S PB PR E S E N T S

B A C K T O S C H O O L C O N C E RT:

B2S

THE THE O’MY’S O’MY’S + Pyyramids ++Pyyramids Pyyramids & The &jaJaill O’My’s

SEPT. 26TH

1104 S. WABASH / DOORS: 6, SHOW: 7 for more information visit: spbcolumbia.com

SPB PRESENTS

BACK TO SCHOOL CONCERT:

B2S JAILL JAILL JAILL

+++Pyyramids Pyyramids Pyyramids&&&The The TheO’My’s O’My’s O’My’s

SEPT. 26TH

1104 S. WABASH / DOORS: 6, SHOW: 7 for more information visit: spbcolumbia.com


Columbia College Assembly Forum Posters

Posters created for the variety of public forum events the Columbia College Assembly puts on.


Columbia College Chicago... Collaboration?

Columbia College Assembly presents:

AEMM

Theatre

HHSS Interactive Arts & Media

Interdisciplinary Arts

YouTube

Facebook

Vimeo

Portfolio Center

Audio Arts & Acoustics

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

Education

Teaching and Learning

Music

Creative Writing

Television

Dance Radio

Myspace

Pinterest

Creative Arts Therapies

Cinema Art + Design

Flickr

Photography

in the Social Media Era

Journalism Art + Design

DECEMBER 2ND 12 - 1 pm

FILM ROW CINEMA 1104 S. WABASH 8TH FLR

A panel of students will express their interest in developing a collaborative curriculum, and a panel of departmental chairs will respond.

Instagram

This is an open forum for all student, faculty, and staff dialogue.

Twitter

poster design: Matt Dunne ‘14 matthewbdunne.com

Tumblr

Snapchat Vine

LinkedIn

COLUMBIA COLLEGE ASSEMBLY colum.edu/CCC-Assembly/

600 S. Michigan Ave. Ferguson Theatre

Thursday, February 27

Wednesday, April 16th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 623 S. Wabash Avenue, Hokin Lecture Hall, RM 109

5:30-7:30pm

Admission is free!

Featuring our speakers: Sean Johnson Andrews Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies

Guest speakers will share their experiences and talk about future careers in media and advertising. Mark your calendars and join the conversation.

Jackie Spinner, ‫رنبس يكاج‬ Journalist, Assistant Professor, U.S. Fulbright Scholar ‫يفاحصلا‬، ‫ذاتسأ‬، U. S. ‫تياربلوف‬

This Black History Month program is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Alliance for Women in Media/Chicago Chapter

Make sure to bring your Internet-accessible device(s) for a bit of social media communication!

Melody Spann Cooper

Chairman, Midway Broadcasting Corporation President, WVON

Merri Dee

Legendary Broadcaster and author of Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace

Linda Jefferson

Senior Vice President, Group Media Services Burrell Communication

Hermene Hartman Publisher, N’DIGO

Darlene Hill

Reporter/Anchor, FOX 32

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

SEXUAL

ASSAULT RESOURCE PANEL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 TH, 12:00 PM - 1 PM STAGE TWO, 618 S. MICHIGAN AVE, 2 ND FLOOR Please join the Columbia College Assembly for a panel discussion on the College’s sexual assault resources with Columbia’s Title IX Officer and representatives from Student Relations, Counseling Services, Residence Life, and Campus Safety & Security.

POSTER DESIGN BY:

COLUMBIA COLLEGE ASSEMBLY COLUM.EDU/CCC-ASSEMBLY

Poster design by: MATT DUNNE ‘14

MATT DUNNE ‘14 Matthewbdunne.com

Sponsored by: The Office of the Provost and Student Health & Support

Poster design by: MATT DUNNE ‘14 matthewbdunne.com

618 S. Michigan Ave Second floor - Stage Two


Thanks for your time. I’m Matt Dunne.


Have a nice day! MatthewBDunne.com

Graphic Design Portfolio  

My Graphic Design portfolio. Constantly a work in progress. Contact info is inside if you'd like to work with me on something!