Matter Creates Brands, Environments, Products, and Experiences.
What We Are
Matter is a concept and design firm encompassing a multitude of disciplines.
Our focus on an integrated design process and detailed implementation of ideas sets us apart.
Who We Are
The Matter Team
Meet Our Crew
Creative Director & Principal
Harvi obtained his Masters degree from the renowned Royal College of Art in London, where he was awarded numerous academic and industry accolades for his work ranging from graphic design and film making, to book design and photography. Harvi has worked for a range of international firms, including Sleazenation magazine led by Art Director Scott King, and has taught design at universities in London. He has a passion for functional, aesthetically-driven work, and promotes “Building Community Through Design.” Harvi oversees all creative design direction for Matter.
Editor & Principal
Anna graduated from Boston University with a BS in Print Journalism and experience at newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times of London. After moving to London in 1999, she earned an additional BA in Fine Arts. She and Harvi met in London and lived and worked there for years. Relocating to Montgomery in 2005, they began redevelopment work in Downtown, which grew into mixed-use projects, community building, and marketing and publishing. Anna creates copy, edits, and oversees brand strategies for Matter clients.
Jay graduated from the University of Montevallo with a BFA in Graphic Design before leading creative projects as art director and graphic designer at large Birmingham area firms. Well versed in real estate, hospitality, and now a lead designer at Matter, Jay brings bold campaigns and brands to life for equally bold brands and products.
Rachel joined the Matter design team after graduating with honors from Auburn University of Montgomery. With a strong background in layout and a love of details, Rachel helps pull together in depth design projects for Matter clients.
Website & Multimedia Development
Before graduating with a BFA in New Media from University of Montevallo, Brian worked for years in programming and music industries, joining Matter to enhance our web development and provide multimedia-rich options for clients. Working alongside our design team, Brian builds custom websites for our clients that stand out from the crowd.
Director of Marketing & Communications, Lead Account Manager
Devin spearheads Matter’s communications, marketing, and account relationships. Her people skills make her an ideal member to effectively communicate our clients’ brand messaging and keep you up to date on the progress of your project.
Graduating from The University of Alabama, Brooke worked at a number of architectural firms, honing her skills with large-scale regional clients across a variety of industries. With a strong background with restaurant, office, and hospitality clients, Brooke offers a creative and highly organized skill set to Matter clients throughout the Southeast.
Edgar the Dog
Cheeky Little Beggar
After graduating with honors from Marmaduke University, Edgar joined the Canadian Mounted Police before hitting it big in the financial sector. The film adaptation of his best-selling memoir, Woof of Wall Street, was one of the top-rated Films for Dogs of 2015. Edgar handles all of Matter’s treat dispersal and staff walking needs.
What We Do
Skills & Services
• Concepts & Strategy
• Brand Identity
• Graphic Design
• Printed Matter
• Digital Campaigns
• Social Media Management
• Traditional Media Outreach
• SEO Optimization and Targeting
Environments & Products
• Community Building
• Architectural Design & Concepts
• Interior Design
• Event Concepts
• Restaurant & Bar Concepts
• Residential Spaces
• Civic Spaces
Awards & Press
• 2015 ADDY Winner (Website, Magazine Promotion Campaign, Non-Traditional Advertising Campaign)
• 2013 Downtown Merit Award for Events & Programming, International Downtown Association
• 2011 CNU Charter Award Winner, Congress for the New Urbanism
• 2008 CNU Charter Award Winner, Congress for the New Urbanism
• TEDx Contributor
• Southern Living Inspired Community
• The Wall Street Journal
• Garden & Gun
• Food & Wine
• Southern Living
• CNN Anderson Cooper 360
• New Urban News
• House Beautiful
Brands & Products:
Good People Brewing Company
High Ridge Spirits: Stills Crossroads ‘Shine and 27 Springs Liquors
Dragonboat Race & Festival