January 05, 2015
Matthew Skiff is an American artist based in California that does killer work with themes around horror, comics and 80s pop culture. Matt mixes his graphic design and illustration skills to create fresh artwork with attention placed on crisp colour and clean lines. He has an extensive portfolio, creating designs for musicians albums, skateboard decks and apparel companies, and although his schedule is non-stop, we asked Matt to take five minutes out so we could get to know him a little better.
What is your worst habit?
Sleeping In, starting my day late.
What do you fear most?
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
What word best describes you?
What's your most embarrassing moment?
Any time I have ever had to speak in front of a group.
What was your first job?
Working for my dad at the plant nursery he managed.
When did you realise you had a flair for your current skill?
I have been drawing since I can remember, so when I was a kid.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Draw every day.
If you had not pursued your current career, what do you think you would be doing
I had never thought about doing anything else ever. But I’d like to write a movie or a tv show.
What is your favourite book/magazine?
Book: Goosebumps, Magazine: Wizard (back in the day).
Who is you’re your favourite band/musical artist?
Who is you’re your favourite artist?
What question are you most commonly asked?
People asking me if I designed the shirt I am wearing
What is the best lie you ever told?
Not necessarily a lie, but not telling my parents how many run ins I had with the cops when causing mischief in high school.
What are three things that people do not know about you?
I am terrified of things that fly (bugs, birds, etc.), I am claustrophobic, and I don’t know how to use a grill.
What is something that you would improve about yourself?
Be more motivated and to start my day earlier.
What has been your best project to work on?
Any of the gallery posters, specifically The Thing, Twin Peaks, and 3 Ninjas.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone possibly wanting to do what you do, what would that be?
The same advice I got, draw every day.
When did you first hear about DVNT?
I think it was on emptees
Check out more of Matthew Skiff's work HERE.
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