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Matt Scott Barnes
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MFA - Graphic Design
Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA)
2017

BFA — Graphic Design / Print Making
Western Kentucky University (WKU)
2007

(01.02.2022) AIGA’s Eye on Design
(11.11.2021) The Brand Identity
(10.12.2021) Cargo Newsletter (CN207)
(07.30.2021) The Dieline
(05.07.2021) Creative Boom

(05.04.2021) The Dieline

(04.30.2021) Evernote Design
(04.01.2021) Maxibestof
(04.01.2021) Siteinspire


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Born Nashville, Tennessee, 1983. He attended Western Kentucky University’s Bachelor in Fine Arts program for Graphic Design 2003-07, Vermont College of Fine Arts’ Masters of Fine Art for Graphic Design 2015-17. His work has been showcased in publications such as Graphic Magazine (Korea) 2021, Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse (Wordshape) 2019, GD USA 2017, Monthly Design magazine (Korea) 2015, UC.Quarterly 2014.Q2 and 2013.Q4, Print Regional Annual 2011.

His work has been exhibited around the world including The Packing Plant in Nashville, Tennessee 2018, Jeju Yeon Gallery in Jeju-do, Korea 2016, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio 2012, Art Academy of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio 2011.

He is currently acting as the director & cofounder of Funeral in Brooklyn, New York, educator at Parsons New School of Design, curator at Us by Us, typographer at Bad Type Club.

Outside of work he spends his time writing and compiling three (in-progress) books.

From Nashville, TN - Currently in Brooklyn, NY
Trashdragon - Unwavering Kindness and Everlasting Love
2022
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Funeral

Music by
Trashdragon

Unwavering Kindness and Everlasting Love, the newest release by San Antonio’s post punk noise band, Trashdragon.

Hunger Mtn
2022
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Funeral

Collaboration wit
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Chad Miller

Development by
Jake Pfahl
Hunger Mountain was started in 2002 by the faculty and students in the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Hunger Mountain was a printed journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing. We were brought in to help transition the publication to the internet by rebranding and building the new site.

Collectoor
2022
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Funeral

Collectoor is a preimum service that takes your NFT collection and creates high-end quality giclee on archival card stock. Then using minimal real wood frames and UV blocking glass. Your NFT comes to you framed and ready to hang right out of the box. I was brought in to create an identity and design the website.

Misc. Movie Posters
2022
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Self Initiated

The Stranger: Prey at Night

RoboCop 1 & 2

Taxi Driver

The Trip
City of Lost Children
Lost Highway

Wizard of Oz

Labyrinth

Jeepers Creepers

Posters, flyers, and Miscellaneous
2022
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Self Initiated


Miscellaneous Posters and Flyers from the year


Pursoma
2021
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Funeral

Collaborators:
Chad Miller, Kayla Donlin

Development:
Ian Hatcher-Williams

Photography
Cece Davis
Pursoma is a self-wellness brand using all-natural, sustainably sourced ingredients to make highly effective self-care products. Funeral was approached with the need to optimize and flush out their visual identity and produce a high functioning eccomerce site. The goals were both to reflect the educational aspect of the brand while also allowing repeat customers to quickly find their order.

Vacation Inc
2021
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Collaborators:
Chad Miller, Sam Faulkner

Development:
Kevin Green, Ian Hatcher-Williams
Poolsuite FM is here to make sunscreen fun again. Vacation was born and bills itself as the “world’s best-smelling sunscreen.” Its riff on the classic “sunscreen smell” a blend of coconut, shea butter, and jasmine, and includes some whimsical notes of pool toys and swimsuit Lycra. Jetskis was approached to create an initial prelaunch & teaser interim site that captured the essence of a trifold brochure similar to an 80s beach resort. Then to fully concepting and building out a unique eccomerce experience.

Posters, flyers, and Miscellaneous
2021
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Self Initiated



Miscellaneous Posters and Flyers from the year


Spaghetti Meet and Greet
2021
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Development: 
Kevin Green
The world’s first-ever mega-digi-spaghetti meet-up. Kevin Green and I concepted the gathering of participants and built a mini-site for the RSVP and a single purchasable item. The Shirts had to be sourced during a cotton shortage so we designed the selector to not reflect the final product.


Ephemeral Tattoo
2021
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Collaborators:
Chad Miller, Kayla Donlin

Development:
Marcd

Project Management:
Aretha Choi

Interior Design:
Pete Trentacoste

Ephemeral is an unusual tattoo parlour: its produces a "made-to-fade" tattoo. The technology behind Ephemeral’s ink has been in research and development for the past six years. With the first location opening up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the funeral team collaborated with the client to sculpt the visual identity of their brand.  The logo is actually four interchangeable logos, each positioned to fit the teams goal of "something between traditional tattoo shop (eclectic and heritage) to high-end salon structure (without being inaccessible) and a range of playful (hints the nature of the product) to clinical (for capturing the trust in in the technology).”

Ephemeral was made mainly for people who find tattoo shops intimidating, find permanence too “forever”, and/or just don’t want permanent marks.


My Chemical Romance
2020
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Commission





Poster series promoting five tour dates for international shows.

Posters, flyers, and Miscellaneous
2020
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Self Initiated



Miscellaneous Posters and Flyers from the year


VCFA’s Crisis in Care
2020
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Funeral


VCFA’s MFA in Visual Art’s graduating show’s website for fall 2020.