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Matt Clark

Art director, graphic designer, photographer, filmmaker, writer

Bring Matt’s passion and creative energy to your team.

 

Coming from the high-flying world of ad agencies, Matt Clark formed AdGumbo
in 2006. Providing quick, dependable, on-brand creative, Matt became a popular support resource for corporate marketing departments and advertising agencies.

 

Matt has completed countless creative projects for a who’s who of corporate
clientele. He has been hired by over 100 major corporations to take headshots
of personnel at meetings and conventions in Orlando. Nearly 10,000 alter egos
visited Impersonation Station, his unique, open-air take on the classic photo booth concept, specializing in Pirate, Old West and Gangster themes. Impersonation
Station supplied entertainment for over 100 non-profit, corporate and trade events.

 

In 2021, Matt created the beautiful short film Sixty-Five Days, which made it
to the final round at the Atlanta Film Festival. In 2022, with his wife, he wrote Rivers to Cross and Hills to Climb, a captivating novelette, currently being
published by Amazon.

Rivers to Cross and Hills to Climb

Sixty-Five Days

A beautiful short film set to John Orr‘s rendition of "Muzzle" by Smashing Pumpkins.
A healing via-art piece that traverses the vulnerable spectrum of hopeless to hopeful that
I experienced as I drifted through sixty-five days, fearing the loss of my soul mate.

Brand Experience

Ferman Automotive Group

Florida Aquarium

Great American RV

Habitat for Humanity

Harley Davidson

Highland Park Scotch

Hillsborough Community College

Hillsborough County School Board

Home Shopping Network

Lazydays

Louis XIII Cognac

Marriott International

Mastec

MBA CSEA

Metaxa

Moffitt Cancer Center

Morgan & Morgan Law Firm

Mount Gay Rum

Outback Steakhouse

Paul Mitchell

PPG Industries

Pasco-Hernando State College

Passoã Liqueur

Piper Sonoma

Piper-Heidsieck

Pollo Tropical

Publix Supermarkets

Rinaldi Printing

Roger West Creative & Code

Rémy Cointreau

Rémy Martin

Rémy Martin V

Social Security Administration

Sonny’s Bar-B-Q

St-Rémy Brandy

Stantec Engineering

Subaru

SunTrust Banks

Tampa Bay Technology Forum

Tampa City Center

The Famous Grouse

The Macallan

The Sembler Company

Tribridge

USAmeriBank

VHB Environmental

Village Wine & Spirits

Visit Orlando

World of Beer

ZU Vodka

ACUHO-I

American Red Cross

American RV

Amscot Financial

AT&T Telecommunications

Auritas Technology

Bankers Financial Corporation

Bausch + Lomb

Bearboat Wines

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Brigantine Ventures

Bright House Networks

Brugal Rum

Cabo Wabo Tequila

Ceridian

Charles Heidsieck

Cherry Bekaert

Circle K Convenience Stores

Cobham

Cointreau Liqueur

Dairy Queen

DeBartolo Development

Drug-Free America Foundation

Ed Taylor Construction

Feeding America

Accomplishments

Wrote Rivers to Cross and Hills to Climb, a captivating novelette, published by Amazon.

 

My film Sixty-Five Days made it to the final round in the Atlanta Film Festival.

 

19 ADDYs. AAF Eastern Region, Gold. District 4, Best of Bay, 10 Gold and 7 Silver.

 

Photographed more than 1,300 headshots over a 2-day conference for
(ACUHO-I) Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

 

Designed holiday packaging for Cointreau liqueur with accompanying point of purchase display
and 32-page wine and spirits catalog for Florida. Subsequently, my creative was produced nationally.

 

I photographed 150 weddings, 5,000 corporate headshots, and nearly 10,000 people
visited Impersonation Station, my unique take on the classic photo booth concept.

 

Completed a 365 day flower and nature photography undertaking that led to a
two-page spread in the international publication Birds & Blooms, multiple televised spots
on Bay News 9, a website that received over 15,000 hits per day and sold 500 calendars.

 

My film Divine Amity won Best of Show in The Jim Harbin Film Festival.

 

My film From the Heart won Gold in The Jim Harbin Film Festival.

 

My horror film Project Three sold out the theater at Polk State College.

Highlights

Auritas: Collaborated with national marketing director to re-brand the
company and develop a full suite of marketing collateral. Including
company logo and messaging, product logos and messaging, company
identity package, staffing division identity package, 32 pages of
marketing collateral and brand guidelines.

 

Hillsborough Community College: Worked closely with the board of directors
and various committees on re-branding academic programs; emphasized
brand continuity across various media such as cutting-edge graphics,
informational literature, and web content. Created two yearly 64-page
magazine outlining each career field. Photography assignments
included live sports action, campus lifestyle. Developed event collateral,
outdoor boards, and ad campaigns. Client for six years

 

Circle K FL: Partnered with the regional marketing director to design in-store
collateral, magazine ads, outdoor boards, photography (product and lifestyle),
and training videos for a region of over 400 stores. Client for five years.

 

The Sembler Company: Created trade show graphics and collateral for
five ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) annual conventions. Developed

and produced quarterly newsletters, booklets, magazine ads, infographics, web and
email graphics, and commercial photography throughout Florida. Client for seven years.

 

Rémy Cointreau: Successfully translated sparse direction into concrete designs
for magazine ads, outdoor boards, packaging, point of purchase, and event collateral
for 18 brands of cognacs, liqueurs, wines, and spirits in three sales markets across
the SE, SW and NW United States. Client for four years.

Design and photography for use in branding, advertising, print design, website design,
social media content, trade show displays, point of purchase, banners, catalogs, magazines,
booklets, logos, outdoor boards, packaging, brochures, magazine ads, and annual reports.

 

I proudly use Macintosh computers, Adobe Creative Cloud,
Canon cameras, Canon L Series lenses, and Alien Bee studio lighting.

Tools and Capabilities

Icebreakers. Ask me about one.

• Born in Niagara Falls, never lived there.

• Fell in love with nature at an early age.

• Lived in Canada and Germany.

• Ran five marathons with my Dad.

• Discovered photography in the Army.

• Walked into a real bank robbery.

• Spent a day with Depp and Burton.

• Traveled with a rock and roll band.

• Shared Dom Pérignon without a glass.

• Run over by polo horses.

• Won 1st place in a national photo contest.

• My film won Best of Show.

• Followed by a curious bull shark.

• Met the great love of my life.

• Married her on Paradise Island.

• Won 19 American Advertising Awards.

• Attacked by a diamondback rattlesnake.

• Made friends with a white-tailed deer.
• Alone on the Outer Banks in a Nor’easter.
• There's Rivers to Cross and Hills to Climb.

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