Studio Deathray is the home of multidisciplinary graphic designer Matt Clixby.
His small studio based in Nottingham has been the birthplace of many an imaginative concept. It is within these four walls that Matt conjured up and created all his degree works.
After completing his degree in summer 2012, Matt was chosen to exhibit at London’s New Blood and New Designers exhibitions. His degree portfolio was showcased to high positive acclaim, with works from his “Portrait Agitations” print series being featured on the Creative Review blog.
Not afraid to throw convention out of the window, his experimental approach is the driving force behind his compelling and eccentric works.
Working closely with clients he provides services within graphic design and graphic art, focusing on branding and identity, illustration, typography, motion design, design for print and creative direction.
Projects are undertaken as a solo designer, with occasional collaborations with other designers and agencies.
He has remixed his childhood through memories held on film, creating the hypnotic and slightly terrifying Retroflex, and been responsible for creating a wide range of unique print and identity based projects for a number of loyal clients.
Finding inspiration from an extremely eclectic range of sources allows him to be able to employ traditional and vintage aesthetics with modern day outcomes whilst searching for found imagery. His passion for electronic music is a driving force behind the structural nature of a lot of his work. He has found a great deal of inspiration from the vintage aesthetic. His love of classic comedy also adds nostalgia and a very British twist to everything he does.
S T A T E M E N T
“I am fascinated by experimentation, the desire to explore and to create high quality and unique design. My passion for graphic design and graphic arts is intrinsic to everything I do, the way I look at the world and the way my mind processes sight and sounds. The ‘Deathray’ comes from the experimental weapon of days gone by, a vintage reminder of the powers to explore and challenge conventions. It is homage to the days of sci-fi dreamers, the threat that can be conceived by an imagined concept and the possibility that with real determination anything can be created”.