LearnMatt Week – A chat about design challenges and decisions

Ryan Carson
writes on July 1, 2008

In this interview, I chat with Mike (our totally rad designer) about why he made certain design decisions, color choices and the direction the logo is taking.


Matt Week – Design Chat from Carsonified on Vimeo.

We’ve realized that the look we’ve gone for doesn’t necessarily match the URL, which is ‘The Mattinator’. Unfortunately, we don’t really have time to change the URL. However, I still really like it. And it allows us to write funny error messages related to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yay. What are your thoughts?

Here are a couple shots of various logo elements.

0 Responses to “Matt Week – A chat about design challenges and decisions”

  1. Err…Mike I think you should cut Matt’s arms off?!

  2. How about putting part of the illustration (rounded inner edges of the TV) WITHIN the video as a border, that way you don’t get the square box within a rounded box effect which can look crap.

    Loving the scene! Very VIMEO which I love! I feel like both vimeo and Mattinator are going for a similar feel, one that sits well with me.

  3. Colin on July 1, 2008 at 7:25 pm said:

    Love where the design is going. Nice work, Mike.

  4. I love the domain name “Mattinator.com” – wish I had registered it 😉 The two little characters are really awesome! I think the domain name suits the little fella 🙂 Cant wait to see this progress…

  5. I suggest registering MATTINATOR.com as well!

  6. eww, eeewww! what is it, what is it!!! the anticipation is killing me :-

  7. eww, eeewww! what is it, what is it!!! the anticipation is killing me :-

  8. Hi Ryan!

    I’ve sent you an email but looks like the email system is off for this week.

    Just wanted to let you know I want to offer a license of http://LaunchSoon.com for TheMattinator.com so you won’t waste valuable email.

    Just get back to me if you’re interested.

    PS: can’t wait to see Matt 🙂

  9. I think Mike might have been subconsciously influenced by the colour of the Leopard desktop background 🙂

    Looking good though, love the look of the home page so far.

  10. I’m really liking where the design is heading. Mike seems like a nice guy. Looking forward to seeing some more progression!

  11. I love the little robot. Looks like Bender from Huturama!

  12. Great work Mike, liking the site & logo. As for the domain, I’m in two minds, I think it could work.

  13. I like the first one, more colour to pull out and use on the site. Maybe easier to make a favicon from the head too.

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