work experienceMatt Warburton of Emdoubleyu Design specializes in visual identity and corporate communications for both private sector companies and government corporations.
Matt graduated from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario in 1983. He entered the business with Typsettra, one of Canada's leading typesetting firms where he learned pre-computer era typography, handlettering and art assembly. Matt's next move was to the Toronto office of world-renowned corporate identity specialists, Gottschalk + Ash International, where he worked as a production designer until 1989. That year he migrated to Vancouver where he joined one of the city's leading firms, Herrainco Design Associates, where he worked until 1997 when Emdoubleyu Design became a full-time operation.
Durham College Graphic Design 3-year Diploma, 1983
publicationsMatt's list of awards stretch back to his early years in the business. The
list of publications and shows his work has won top honours in include
Communications Arts, Applied Arts, Graphex, the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, The Summit Awards, IABC Blue Wave, Lotus and the Asia-Pacific Design Almanac II, III and IV.
Not only does Matt immerse himself in the business of understanding and solving the communication needs of his clients, he is equally dedicated to his profession. Matt has been actively involved with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada since 1990, was National President on the GDC National Executive from 2002 to 2004, and was President of the BC Chapter from 1997 to 2000. He is currently serving as National Ethics Chair. In 2003 he was nominated as a GDC Fellow, the 53rd individual since 1960 to receive such an honour which is awarded to a designer or individual who by influence or accomplishment has made a major contribution to graphic design in Canada.