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Matthew R. Cokeley

Founder & Creative Director

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More than 15 years of newsstand-smashing success, plus over two dozen book designs including the NY Times best-sellerThe Elements by Theo Gray.

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Mobile application and website design for brands such as Apple Education, Nike, Bloomberg, the Philadelphia Eagles and more. 

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History

Born in the Bronx, raised in the ‘Burbs, schooled in Bethlehem and working in the Big City. 


I began my journey designing for a small, direct-marketing firm in Princeton, New Jersey. New York City came calling by way of the professional grapevine and I was off to begin my dream career.  

In 1999, I started as a junior designer for Maxim magazine. During almost 7 years of dedicated work I was promoted 3 times and was awarded employee of the year in 2002. It was the most incredible job a 20-something guy could ever have. The travel, the celebrity and of course the education.  

By the end of 2005, I had then graduated to the greatest job a 30-something guy could ever have: Art Director for the Bonnier Technology Group, which included Popular Science, Science Illustrated, Popular Photography, American Photo, and Sound & Vision. My job required me to listen to and interpret information from every subject, then turn those details into big, bold and engaging visuals.

By 2011, I had become the Executive Creative Director and VP of Product, Services and Operations for Mag+, the app development software spun out of a Popular Science R&D project. My role bridged the gap between print and digital. I spent my days designing apps, training clients and evangelizing the benefits of custom design for the mobile space.  

In 2015, I formed MRCokeley Design, LLC. My 20 years of print & digital design experience gives me an uncanny ability to reach those who are just starting out or calling mid-project, ease their apprehensions and send them on their way to creative success. 


I look forward to everyday and hope my professional future continues to create more incredible memories.

Specialties: Image conceptualization, meticulous graphic design, art direction, logo design, magazines, books, apps, visual communication, information graphics, project management, talent identification, team building, UI/UX design, content creation, websites, presentation design, public speaking, account management, client relations, technical support, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, XML, Salesforce, Trello, Jira, Slack & social media 


Clients include: Apple, Bauer Publishing, Black Dog & Leventhal, ERA Realty, Great Scott Financial Services, Hachette Book Group, Huntington Bank, Mountain Creek Resorts, Print Matters, The RGB Company, Time Life, Wicked Cow Productions and more 

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