Behind the Curtain: Creative Designer Matt Dunne

Matt Dunne

Matt Dunne, a senior Graphic Design major here at Columbia, is the brain behind Manifest 2014’s creative design and branding. Dunne has extensive experience in graphic design working for Columbia’s Office of Student Communication as well as doing freelance work. His design for this year’s Manifest branding was inspired by the Manifest theme of flight. He took the theme literally and began creating work with a simple paper airplane on it. One of the most signature parts of Manifest branding every year is the Manifest Star. Dunne said, “For my star, the design was predominantly inspired by the look of the German paper star lanterns at the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza every winter.” Be sure to keep an eye open for Matt’s great Manifest designs soon to come!