Director Profile: Man vs Magnet
Matt Smithson is Man vs Magnet. Trained as a fine artist, his work is often characterized by a tactile handmade quality, typically illustration based, though he finds inspiration in other medium and approaches each project on it’s own terms. Matt received a Young Gun Award for his work from the American Directors’ Club, and his video ‘The Girl Effect,’ produced for the Nike Foundation, was included in the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial. Matt has found a great balance between his work life, art pursuits, and communing with nature.