From Zembla to the New York Times

Matt Willey

From Zembla to the New York Times

Filmed on October 19, 2016 at the 2016 AIGA Design Conference

Matt Willey discusses the role that typography has played in some of the magazines he has worked on ranging from small, independent titles, such as Elephant and Plastique; others that he has co-launched and co-published, namely Port and Avaunt; and his more recent work at The New York Times Magazine.

Matt Willey graduated from Central Saint Martins at University of the Arts London in 1997. After gaining valuable experience at a handful of small design companies, he joined the internationally acclaimed studio Frost Design, later becoming creative director. In 2005 he set up his own studio, Studio8 Design, with business partner Zoë Bather.

Currently the art director of The New York Times Magazine, Willey co-founded Port magazine in 2011 and Avaunt magazine in 2014. That same year, he was named Designer of the Year by Creative Review, and in 2015 was made an elected member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.