CURRICULUM VITAE

MATT CAULEY
41-19 41st Street, Apt 5E, Sunnyside, NY 11104
matt@ironcowprod.com
The Artwork of Matt Cauley | www.mattcauley.com


PROFILE

Matt initially began work as a Broadcast Designer, generating news graphics and motion idents for Bloomberg LP. His role expanded to Senior Designer for Digital Marketing, focusing on multimedia, print and motion. He eventually became Team Leader of the Digital Design group, and continued his development as an Art Director for UX & Design. Matt has collaborated with Art Asylum / Diamond Select as a designer on such properties as DC Comics, Battlestar Galactica, Kelloggs, and more. Matt further worked with Macy’s department store on a line of apparel showcasing his illustration.

His skills include strong graphic design, team management, project management, motion graphics, with a focus on Interactive Design, Animated and Mobile web banners, and Digital Marketing.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – Present Spotify | New York, NY | Digital Design

2015 – 2016 VidMob | New York, NY | Digital Design

1996 – 2015 Bloomberg L.P. | New York, NY | Art Director, Digital Design

2007 – 2008 Macy’s | New York, NY | Fashion Illustrator

2005 – 2008 ToyFare Magazine | Congers, NY | Contributor (Custom Toys, Articles)

2005 – 2008 Art Asylum | New York, NY | Toy Designer

1996 The Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken | Hoboken, NJ | Instructor

1995 – 1996 Designed to Print | New York, NY | Studio Assistant


EDUCATION

B.F.A. 1996 Parsons School of Design | Illustration

2008 – 2015 School of Visual Arts | Portrait Painting

2009 School of Visual Arts | Typography (Type Smarts)

2003 PeopleSoft | Dreamweaver MX, HTML, Flash MX

2001 New York University | Maya

1999 – 2000 The Mac Learning Center | Quark XPress, After Effects (Advanced)

1999 School of Visual Arts | Typography

1993 Southern Methodist University | Fine Arts

1992 Parsons School of Design | Illustration Summer Program

Area(s) of Specialization: Illustration, Portrait Painting


EXHIBITIONS RECORD

2016
Show of Heads | The Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
The New York Coffee Festival | The Coffee Art Project, New York, NY

2015
One Man Show | The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Au Naturel | Juried Exhibition | Salt & Fat, Sunnyside, NY

2009
One Man Show | The Potion Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

2008
One Man Show | The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Various Works Featured in John A. Parks Portrait Painting Class (group show) | The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

An Evening of Tasting Wines from Around the World | The Art Gallery & Forum, Newark, NJ

New York Comic Con | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

2007
Artist of the Month | The Digital Bits

International Toy Fair | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

2006
The Living Dead Dolls Art Show | The Showroom NYC, New York, NY

Rauscher Wedding Reception | The Venetian Hall, Garfield, NJ

San Diego Comic Con | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

International Toy Fair | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

2005

Dangenart Pilot Show | Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN

Funny Club Show: Taiwan | Pixie Gallery, Taitei, Taiwan

Taipei Toy Show | Taipei, Taiwan

WIZARD WORLD PHILLY | Philadelphia, PA

CHILLER THEATRE EXPO | E. Rutherford, NJ

Monky King: Toys From the Underground | Los Angeles, CA

2005 Funny Club Show | Rotofugi Design and Toys Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 International Toy Fair | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

16th Annual FX Show | Orlando, FL

2004
SubCultures: Portland | Art Institute of Portland

Faces | Maxstyle Gallery, New York, NY

SubCultures: New York | Toy Fair 2004, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

SubCultures: Objex Artspace | Objex Artspace, Miami, FL

SubCultures: Miami | Miami, FL

CustomCon 10 | Online Exhibit

SubCultures: The Art of the Action Figure | Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2003
CustomCon 9 Online Exhibit

2002
The Great Toy Wall Art Exhibit | Featuring custom cardbacks from Iron-Cow Prod.

CustomCon 6 | Online Exhibit

2000
CustomCon 3 | Online Exhibit

1998
SHOW AND TELL | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

SICK SH!T III | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

1997
One Man Show | Barnes and Noble’s Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

The Sick Sh!t Show | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

1996
The Sick Sh!T Art Show and Party | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

Illustration Senior Show | Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1993
Historic Floats Parade | Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

1992
Collin County Youth Show | Rosette Winner, Winner, Arts / Crafts Senior Division

Plano Art Association Senior Show | Plano, TX, First Place

Texas State Capitol Art Show | Austin, TX, Best of Show

UIL Journalism State Level | First Place in Cartoon

One Man Show | Plano, TX

Texas Art Education Association | William B. Travis Building Gallery, Austin Texas

1991
Texas State Capitol Art Exhibit | Austin, TX, Best of Show

Collin County Youth Art Show | Rosette Winner, First Place: Oils, Second Place: Pencil, Third Place: Ink

National Art Honor Society Exhibition | State Capitol, Austin, TX

1990
5th Annual Clark Art Show | Best of Show, First Place: Art II Division


AWARDS
The New York Coffee Festival | Grand Prize: The Coffee Art Project New York 2016
Luke Adams Art Prize 2015 | Second Place


BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Jay Amabile, Interview, “Interview With Iron-Cow Productions’ Matt Cauley”, The Sexy Armpit: The Leading Waste Disposal Site on the Internet, July, 2008.

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The ToyFare Staff, “INCOMING! Classic Battlestar Galactica Minimates,” ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 127, March, 2008, 15.

Matt Cauley, “Customizing 101: Use the Science of Hydroshrink to make a Dark Knight Dream Come True!,” ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 126, February, 2008, 10-1.

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The ToyFare Staff, “THE HOT ZONE: DC MiniMates are tiny figures with ENORMOUS collectibility!” ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 125, January, 2008, 86-7.

P-Luv, Interview, “Custom Celebration II – Customizer Interview: Matt “Iron Cow” Cauley”, JoeCustoms.com, November, 2007.

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Matt Cauley, “Customizing 101: Create an Artist-Specific Custom with Help From Matt ‘Iron-Cow’ Cauley of Iron-Cow Productions,” ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 119, July, 2007, 14-5.

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“In the next thrilling issue of ToyFare Magazine…,” ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 105, May, 2006, 87.

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Gwamba, “Street Fighting Band: A Night of Ugliness on the Road (Art: Matt Cauley),” POPSmear Magazine, Issue 16.0, July / Aug 1998, pp.36-7.

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PROFESSIONAL ABILITIES
Digital Marketing & Production
Project Management
Team Management
Client Relations
Social Media
Brand Continuity
Mentoring
Creative Direction

TECHNICAL ABILITIES
Adobe Creative Suite:
Photoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Flash
After Effects
Dreamweaver
Wordpress
HTML
CSS

ADDITIONAL ABILITIES
Illustration
Photo Retouching
Motion Graphics
Storyboarding
Styleguide Creation
Wireframes
Toy Design
Portrait Painting