Matthew Spangler

Location New York

Chief Creative Officer

Marketing Executive Creative Director
0 Projects

Work History

Creative Director
Spangler Creative
1993 - Present
Bend, OR
Your website is the most powerful marketing tool you have. It is usually the first point of contact with your audience and it's how people judge your business. I help create brands and give a voice to small businesses and nonprofits, so they can tell their story and why it matters. Projects include branding, websites, email marketing, web banners, annual reports, packaging, and product design. I offer the services of a full creative, marketing and advertising, by pulling together small teams of expert specialists. Think of me as your in-house digital agency. Responsibilities: • Lead and collaborate project creative direction and execution of solutions to suit varying budgets • Develop effective strategies and propose solutions that meet goals for style, message, audience and functionality • Conceptualize, design and produce print and digital communication materials • Maintain current knowledge of design trends, technologies and strategies • Research, negotiate fees and hire printers, illustrators, photographers and other vendors necessary for projects • Proof all project content for accuracy, including press checks • Manage projects, including establish budgets, deadlines and standards • Develop a strong relationship with clients and team members
Digital Media Designer
World Vision
Mar 2007 - Dec 2016
Federal Way
I design websites, email/direct marketing, and other promotional work across a range of contexts and platforms for internal clients. As one of two Digital Media Designers in an In-House agency, my role is responsible for the visual UX design on all the digital marketing, communication, and advertising products for over 40 internal clients. Responsibilities: • Lead and collaborate project creative direction and execution to translate business goals into product experiences • Strategize and drive website development from site map to launch • Present creative to team members and clients • Maintain current knowledge of design trends, technologies and strategies • Develop compelling design concepts using brand and style guide standards and direction • Design and produce graphical user interfaces and experiences, including navigation, and workflows • Ensure the usability, consistency, brand relevance, and functionality of the finished product • Collaborate with design, development, marketing management, and clients • Execute at all levels of the design process from lo-fi wireframes to polished and launched product • Partner with content, development and product teams to create new products and features support • Manage external developers during site builds and site updates
Art Director
Point Communications
1990 - 1992
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Responsibilities: ad campaign concepting, design, photo shoot art direction, production, and press checks Clients: American Federal Bank, Domino’s Pizza, Lone Star Gas, and The M/A/R/C Group


The University of Texas at Austin
School of Visual Concepts
2013 - 2013