When Google’s Kirkland campus was set to dramatically expand, they needed a new wayfinding scheme for both Googlers and visitors. The desire was a design approach that was innovative in the way it reflects the company’s values and attitude.
When Tacoma Art Museum nearly doubled their exhibition space with an expansive new wing of Western Art, they commissioned Studio Matthews to create new signage and wayfinding inside and out.
The Smart Bins installation explains why it's important to sort waste and recycling correctly.
Paul McConnell of Intersection (New York) heads the acclaimed multidisciplinary design task force.
WASHINGTON, DC—Paul McConnell,Design Director at Intersection (New York), a technology, experience design and innovation firm, will serve as Jury Chair for the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards. He leads a team of eight celebrated designers practicing in a range of disciplines from wayfinding to interactive experiences.
Mad Campus was a unique public art project at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Twelve emerging artists created temporary, site-specific works inspired by outdoor locations across the campus. Studio Matthews devised an identity and wayfinding system to visually connect the diverse installations and create an overall experience.
WASHINGTON, DC – In a world increasingly enabled by digital technology, designers are continuing to experiment with ways to integrate electronic and traditional media. And experiential graphic designers in particular are learning how to use digital technology—not to replace physical environments—but to enhance users’ enjoyment of the “real” world with the immense content and data created in the virtual world.
Kristine Matthews is the owner and principal of Studio Matthews, established in 2008 and specializing in the sustainable design of exhibitions, installations, and print projects. She is the former director of thomas.matthews, the studio she co-founded in 1998 in London and led for ten years with Sophie Thomas. Clients in the U.S., Europe, and Asia have included The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EMP Museum, Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, the London 2012 Olympics, London’s National Maritime Museum, Hong Kong Wetland Park, and the UK Architecture Foundation.
This installation is a unique collaboration between art and business—two distinctly contrasting disciplines at the University of Washington. The School of Art, Division of Design was commissioned to develop a permanent installation for Paccar Hall, their new campus neighbor and the home of the UW Foster School of Business.
VeloCity is a comprehensive system for helping convey information about bicycling resources to potential riders. Created by Erin Williams as her MFA thesis project in Visual Communication Design at the University of Washington, it focuses on urban bicycle commuting and uses the city of Seattle as a case study to test design and sociological conclusions.