Born on the 25th November 1977, England.
From 1996 – 2000 Matt studied product design at the “Birmingham City University. The university was formally known as the “University of Central England or UCE”.
2001 – 2012
After leaving university, Matt worked as a designer in two companies, one as a junior and the other a more senior position. The realisation that he would not be happy working within a company soon became apparent so in around the back end of 2002 he decided to go it alone as a freelance agent. This led him down the new path of working in new ways, mainly from his home studio.
A huge learning curve in his career began, and a new path of developing skills in; web design, graphical layout and illustration. At this period of time Matt was working for a wide range of people, from blue chip companies to wacky mavericks.
Matt has now found him self working with “Design Toys” and has established himself as an artist.
Niels de Jong is born in the Netherlands and currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. Growing up in a family of creatives Niels was always surrounded and influenced by different elements of art. From visiting his grandparents and their wood working shop to watching his father paint and sketch day in day out.
In his period of School and Academy Niels was always involved in different fields such as graphic design, 3d modeling, architecture, wood working and finally Graduated in Urban Design (Urban Interior Achitecture).
His history in Architecture and his love for nature and the outdoors is projected onto his current paintings and art works. Niels uses both these elements by combining geometric and organic shapes, looking for the perfect composition where the the result feels like calculated precision.