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"The weightiest think piece is ultimately Matt Checkowski’s 'Glyph'... a reminder of time’s fleeting quality and the speed at which modern language is evolving." Dallas Observer
"Stylish, witty and absorbing, Lies & Alibis recalls the Thin Man movies of the late 1930s, yet is decidedly fresh and contemporary." Rotten Tomatoes
“The emotion and intensity of the media content felt as vivid and present as the feelings of the actual humans.” Wall Street Journal
“If you need proof of coffee practiced as an obsession, art form and science, this quick video —a ‘how-to’ on making a cup of espresso— is Exhibit A.” Gear Patrol
Stony Brook University ‘Far Beyond’ Comprehensive Branding & Fundraising Campaign
ESPN Monday Night Football Network Launch Branding
Walker Art Center 75th Anniversary
The Making of Rock Band 2 Branded Content Series
Onward California Branded Content Series
Matt Checkowski is a designer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
Matt’s diverse body of work features ground-breaking projects that have inspired audiences around the world. He has served as the creative force behind the dream sequences in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report; co-director of the feature film, Lies & Alibis, starring Steve Coogan and Rebecca Romijn; a first-of-its-kind interactive perfume museum for Sephora in NYC, and the digital media content for a science-fiction opera at l’Opera de Monte Carlo. Most recently, Matt participated in the group exhibition ‘Speechless’ at the Dallas Museum of Art, introducing a hybrid video and software (AI, NLP) artwork that translates speech into a new visual language made live from trending images on the internet.
Matt is a leading voice on the convergence of design, entertainment, and technology, having shared his perspective on Vice News Tonite, at Semi+Permanent (Wellington), Profile Intermedia (Berlin), PROMAX/BDA, the Kansas City Art Institute, the AMA Symposium on Higher Education, and his alma mater, NC State. His work has been profiled in the NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Popular Science, and Refinery29.
In 2006, Matt established the Department of the 4th Dimension, a company dedicated to groundbreaking creativity at the intersection of branding and entertainment. The multi-disciplinary team of thinkers and makers has positioned and produced communications, content campaigns and media experiences for clients including Apple, GE, Walker Art Center, Sephora, Unilever, Electrolux, the University of California and Cal State systems, and Harvard Business School. The firm has been honored by the Webby Awards, One Show, AICP Next Awards, Core 77 Design Awards, and the Technological Breakthrough of the Year at the FiFi’s, the “Oscars” of the fragrance business.
As a non-fiction filmmaker, Matt has traveled the world to interview dozens of the world’s most influential thinkers and creators in the arts and sciences, including dinosaur hunters, atom colliders, barista world champions and molecular gastronomers. His work has been recognized at AFI Fest, CineVegas, and the Savannah, Sarasota, Anchorage and Richmond film festivals, among others.