Leading the creative charge
with a powerful combination
of experience in a wide variety
of industries and disciplines.


Designer / Creative Director / Founder

Matt is a branding specialist, creative director
and graphic designer with over 20 years formal
experience working on local, national and global
brand communications. He’s an expert at
translating creative and strategic objectives
into provocative, dynamic and results oriented
brand communication - including brand identity
(logos), package design, integrated awareness
campaigns, print collateral, books, direct mail,
online and point-of-sale for clients ranging
from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups.
His vast industry experience includes everything
from consumer retail to non-profits, financial
institutions to technology, action sports to organic foods. Matt successfully bridges the gap between creativity and business objectives – always focused on creating alluring, strategic and sustainable brand work that speaks to the target audience – prompting action and getting results. 

Designer / Production Director

Kristin has over 14 years experience as a
designer, most specifically in the non-profit
and foundation arena where she excels in
the areas of print collateral, direct mail and
web design.  In addition, Kristin has worked
directly with clients - frequently serving as
both designer and project manager for clients
like First 5 LA, Liberty Hill, The Susan Love
Foundation, UCLA Healthcare and many
At Fortified Kristin helps develop
design criteria/concepts. manages staff
and helps monitor the 
production and
printing process.