Matt Brown graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2006, with a BFA in Industrial Design. While at Kendall, Matt was the recipient of the Studio Excellence Award in Industrial Design, an honor given to senior level students who demonstrate excellence among peers. He also received the 2006 Industrial Designer Society of America Student Merit Award and, in 2006, presented at the IDSA Conference in Detroit, MI. Matt received his Masters in Interaction Design from the Umeå Institute of Design in Umeå, Sweden. This experience led him to his current position as an Interaction Designer/Industrial Designer at IDEO in Boston.
Outside of his mainstream work, Matt writes a monthly "Design Fancy" column for Core77.com focusing on fictional designers and the fictional things that they created during their careers. Matt designs and constructs all of the objects he writes about.
Matt spends most of his time outside of work looking for strange things at thrift stores and garage sales, trying to play his keyboards, and coming up with fresh concepts. On his website, skrov.com, Matt's unusual designs include a food dish that allows pets to draw while eating, a self-slicing pizza, and a slant-ruled notebook, among other items of interest.
In his own words, "I'm really into food, design, anything off-beat, early synth music, and other humans."