4th September 1998

Mat Griesse

10/91 - 4/96

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design. University Of Washington, Seattle.
Courses: product design, furniture design, environmental design, human factors, physics, logic, typography, history of american film, art history, history of photography.


Pixie Dust 11/97 - present a design firm owned and run by myself. Seattle, WA 206.233.0920
Clients Include: Second Ave. Pizza, Grand Illusion Theatre, Angeley Builders, Alibi Room Hornall Anderson Design

Foundation Inc. 12/96 -present exhibit and fixture design 206.860.8800
projects included: Nike DFS, Dockers Khakis, Mossimo,Tommy Bahamma, Jimlar Corporation, and Vanity Fair Corporation. Duties Included: using FormZ, photoshop and Freehand to create full color presentations of environments and fixtures. Using FormZ to create detailed floor plans, elevations and sections of fixtures and environments.

Smash 7/96 -11/97 retail design group Seattle, WA 206.783.8211
Duties Included: providing presentation drawings and renderings for client meetings, providing construction drawings to builders and city planners, researching and sourcing materials and finishes, purchasing materials and managing construction.

Team One 11/95 - 4/96 exhibit services Seattle, WA 206.763.1877
Duties Included: building a variety of custom exhibit booths and displays, creating construction drawings for in house builders and managing complete display project for Millgard Windows.

Stageplan Inc. 6/95 - 10/95 exhibit design and fabrication Seattle, WA 206.282.7306
Duties Included: designing exhibit booths and creating detailed construction drawings

Synergy Systems Inc. 6/94 - 12/95 rapid prototyping co.Redmond, WA 206.820.2250
Duties Included: building silicone molds , casting urethane parts, running conventional as well as CNC milling machines, running an injection molding machine and painting.

Warner Brothers Productions 6/93 - 8/93 Los Angles, CA phone nunber not available
Duties Included: Constructing sets for the motion picture “On Deadly Ground”


1995 Industrial Design Society of America, Junior of the year

1994 Parnassus Art Scholarship

1993 National Dean’s List

1993 Award of Academic Achievement, University of Washington

1991 Award of Artistic Recognition, Eastern Washington University


I have eight years experience using Apple Macintosh computers, I Know Strata Studio Pro, Photoshop, Freehand, Word and have an excellent understanding of FormZ. I have have a broad knowledge of woodworking, metal fabricating, and model building tools.I am familiar with and have worked around such processes as computerized milling, urethane casting, injection molding, metal stamping, water jet cutting, vacuum forming and powder coating


Collecting Soul records, snowboarding, music, traveling, pinball, bike rides, art and food.


Horace Luke design director, Microsoft. Redmond, WA home # 206.236.1027

Todd Minderman senior designer, Foundation Co. Seattle, WA work # 206.860.8800

Jason Faulkner senior designer/owner Punkt Design. Seattle WA work # 206.623.7506

Harper Welch design director/owner Smash. Seattle, WA work/home # 206.783.8211

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