After studying at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art in London, designer Matt Rudd set up his London studio in 2002 in order to bring an artistic sensibility to commercial projects. A relationship with the UK’s Channel 4 helped to make this possible from the very beginning of the studio’s life, and other great creative relationships in the UK and abroad have followed.
Matt is a great believer in collaboration. He thinks of his studio’s relationships with clients as collaborations, and he thinks of his circle of creative associates (designers, animators, musicians, developers, strategists, producers) as collaborators. He finds that a spirit of lively, enjoyable teamwork leads to the best results.
In a world where people are informed and entertained in endlessly evolving ways, we at Rudd Studio believe that good ideas are platform agnostic. At the same time, we are excited by the growing possibilities of code and software. New technologies are leading to some very interesting conversations in the studio and with clients, where the hard and fast rules of branding are being questioned.
The studio’s artistic approach to commercial work is underpinned by personal artistic practice. You can see Matt’s photography-based artworks here.
Refining the Framestore brand required careful craft and sensitivity. As a large organisation, with five international offices and an ever-evolving creative output, there were many elements and applications to consider. Matt Rudd and his team listened to our requirements and through careful questioning and collaboration have successfully managed to incorporate both Framestore’s heritage and future goals into their response. We are very pleased with the results, and I look forward to working with Matt again.
Matt opened our eyes to a world of possibilities. The Very.co.uk logo used to be just a logo; now it is a dynamic, rich, memorable branding system that is loved throughout the organisation. Matt collaborated at every stage with endless ideas and great execution. We would love to work with him again.
Working with Rudd Studio was a very positive experience. They took the time to completely understand our company and the brief, and created designs that whilst reflecting our history allowed us to modernise the whole brand without comprising our heritage.
Collaborating with Matt on developing a new multi-channel brand identity for Very.co.uk was nothing short of bliss. Great ideas, brought together in a clear and inspiring way. He won our confidence from the first meeting and justified our faith throughout.
Matt is a brilliant talent and the go-to man for cutting-edge design that makes brands stand out in a cluttered market.
I loved working with Rudd Studio every step of the way. Their output is of a very high quality and their approach to identity design means that there is always a story behind the colours or the shapes they choose. They also listen to and respect the client’s feedback. I would be very happy to repeat the experience.