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Speaker Series: Matt Watson

May 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free – $30

Join us for lunch as Matt Watson shares his career journey, from developing his skills working for industry leaders such as Nike and Lippincott NYC, to his current role as CEO/Creative Director of his own agency Watson Creative. His client list is impressive and includes household names like the New York Yankees, Nike, Star Trek, Halo, Capital One, Budweiser, Oregon State University Athletics, General Electric, Eddie Bauer, and many MANY MORE! Do not miss this final installment of the 2020-2021 AAF-BR Speaker Series! Also… this event is sponsored by Adobe XD. So be sure to RSVP, because there’s probably gonna be some swag!


I gravitate towards understated yet confident aesthetics that let customers focus on what matters. I love simple, clean design. Business and design are my lifelong passions. I thrive on competition. 

As a designer, I earned his stripes working for Lippincott, a global leader in brand design based in NYC, before moving back to Oregon. There, I spent over ten years at Nike as a designer in several key business categories. The last position he occupied was senior member of Nike’s creative team, where I helped evolve NIKEiD. Today, I own and run a well known creative agency on the west coast. We’ve worked with numerous professional sports teams, athletes, local businesses and well known non-profits. From Nike to the NY Yankees. From the Oregon Zoo to the Autism Society of America. From Oregon Wine to Kaiser Permanente.

I’d like to share some of my learnings and insights I’ve gained over the years. From landing a job for one of the most respected brand design firms in the world in New York. To navigation and climbing the ladder at Nike for over a decade. To stumbling as I started my own business from scratch. Hard work and a shit ton of luck.


May 7
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $30
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Crowne Plaza
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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