From the very start Russell and Matt shared an uncanny passion for advertising. Never letting one another settle for the expected. They met early on in their careers at the Portfolio Center and both went to work for Martin Agency and JWT Chicago. Their love for the ad business eventually enticed them to separate parts of the world.
A Creative Writing major and Graphic Design minor at UGA. And an Art Direction degree from The Portfolio Center, Matt went on to tour North America, honing his skills as an AD, CW and CD at shops like Martin Agency, Arnold, BBDO, and R&R Partners.
Meanwhile Russell set off to conquer the other side of the hemisphere. Fine tuning his craft in Australia. Working for the likes of DDB, Publicis Mojo, and George. And later continuing on to New Zealand, Asia and then JWT Dubai where he took on the role of ECD. Then finally… back to the states with McGarryBowen New York and most recently George P. Johnson in LA.
Currently Matt & Russell travel constantly, lending their big-brand experience and storytelling abilities to the likes of CPB, Leo Burnett, Y&R, Strawberry Frog, MullenLowe, McGarryBowen, Cavalry, DDB, Ogilvy & Mather and many more.
FACT: Together, Russell and Matt have moved a total of 22 times and lived in 18 different cities.