Matt Pyke is a UK based artist and designer. He is the founder and director of Universal Everything, a digital art and design studio inventing new forms of moving image for the screens of the future.
With a background in botanical and technical illustration as well as design and typography, Matt Pyke’s work explores the tension between abstract and figurative form. His expressive, vibrant digital artworks are embodied with emergent life and anthropomorphism.
Matt Pyke, founder and creative director of Universal Everything (London), calls his studio a “digital art and design collective." And now, after 15 years of revolutionary work in the digital realm, the studio has its first book: "What is Universal Everything?" (Unit Editions, 2019).
“[Universal Everything] creates gorgeous visual spectacles on screen that, while they will never be attained in physical reality, reinterpret the nuances of natural human motion and seem to have a soul, a heartbeat, and the breath of life.” –Vice
At Milan Design Week 2017, the Samsung Galaxy design philosophy of “no borders, no boundaries” was brought to fulfillment in an immersive interactive brand experience designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Universal Everything.
Universal Everything recently collaborated with Apple to create a series of emotive 3-D wallpapers for the new iPhone that animate in response to human touch. The animations played a central role in the Apple event on September 12, 2017 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, to launch the radically redesigned iPhone X, and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.