My name is Matthew Barber and it has been a pleasure getting to know ya’ll.
I was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin, and studied Economics as well as Communication Arts at UW Madison. I moved to NYC close to 8 years ago and currently I live in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. After working for 2 years in advertising, and another in market research, I began working with the artist duo Faile doing design and management, and shortly thereafter, started an online limited edition print shop called Paper Monster. These projects have taught me a lot about the creative industries as well as helped me define my interests.
Last year I attended Pratt where I began my studies in industrial design. I wanted to include an image of a prototype of a windowsill cat lounge I designed (mostly because I wanted to post an image of my cat).