I hate writing these kinds of things…

Matt Wahlquist

Born in Houston, Texas, I grew up fascinated by space, dinosaurs and superheroes. Not much has changed.

I am currently an Associate Creative Director and illustrator at Haute Agency, and have worked with clients such as Verizon, Dell, Marriott, IBM, The Home Depot, Chipotle, SMKFLWR and Under Armour. Recently, I was the Creative Director for The Flyer Box Club at Keller Williams Realty, providing branding, marketing and print services for real estate agents, as well as guiding the company’s own look. Before relocating to Austin, Texas, I lived in Los Angeles, California where I was an Art Director at TEN: The Enthusiast Network on the company’s Motor Trend Auto Shows. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer at Activision Publishing on the massively successful Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises, and Destiny by Bungie. In addition to providing in-game character illustrations and marketing materials for the cross-platform fighting game, Supremacy MMA, I am also a comics writer/artist and painter. My comic book, The RISE, is now available on ComiXology.

As a singer/guitarist, I’ve performed in many bands that never took over the world, although Join The Fight came closest. You can hear my dulcet tones in The Susie House podcast and am identifiable as a British soldier in one shot of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

If I were an animal, I’d be a monkey. I prefer The Beatles and Pearl Jam to The Rolling Stones and Nirvana. And Marvel to DC.

I have a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University, and was awarded the title “Most Artistic Boy” in my high school yearbook.

Portfolio: www.mattwahlquist.com

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