Matt Checkowski is an award-winning designer, visionary filmmaker, gifted storyteller and experienced entrepreneur.
Matt moves fluidly across industries, art forms, and technologies to create work that changes the way people see—and engage—the world.
Unbound by convention, he has collaborated with brands and corporations, cultural and civic entities, celebrities and iconoclasts to bring dynamic, deeply human perspectives to a global audience.
Matt's unique ability to innovate how we experience the story of our collective existence opens a portal to a new world view and is driven by his mission to expand human curiosity, moving us closer to a deeper understanding of each other and ourselves.

Matt’s diverse body of work, both personal and that of his studio, The Department of the 4th Dimension, features ground-breaking projects that speak for themselves: He was the creative force behind the dream sequences in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report; he directed the feature film, Lies & Alibis, starring Steve Coogan and Rebecca Romijn, as well as dozens of non-fiction films that uncover and celebrate the stories of visionary thinkers and makers, from entrepreneurs and artists, to Michelin-starred chefs and astrophysicists; he produced a first-of-its-kind interactive perfume museum in NYC for Sephora; and he designed the digital media content for MIT’s science-fiction opera at l’Opera de Monte Carlo.

Most recently, Matt was a featured artist in Speechless, a group exhibition by the Dallas Museum of Art and High Museum of Art, where he introduced Glyph, a hybrid video and A.I. software artwork that translates speech into a new, visual language made live from trending images on the internet. The work is now a part of the DMA’s permanent collection.

A leading voice on the convergence of design, storytelling, and technology, Matt and his projects have been profiled on Vice News Tonite, the NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Popular Science, Refinery29 and Vice News Tonite, and recognized at the Webby Awards, Vimeo Awards, The One Show, D&AD, AICP, and the FiFi's, the "Oscars" of the fragrance industry.