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Matthew Bejtlich © 2022
Matt is co-designing systems, strategies, and atmospheres to help nuture regenerative communities.

He is currently working as a sustainability research consultant and teacher. He is an active member of ETH Zurich’s Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems group, TB21–Academy’s Ocean/UNI, and the Yale Forest Forum.

On the side, he runs his studio, Studio Matt Bejtlich, specializing in visual and sound design. He was previously mentored by Bradley Zero, founder of Rhythm Section International in London and DJ at NTS Radio. For work inquires or to say hello please reach out below.


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Education
2018–2021
Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Graphic Design
Focus in Sustainability

2017–2018
Brown University
MSc Data Science

2010–2015
UMass Dartmouth
BS Electrical Engineering


Clients and Collaborators
Albert Medical School, Bioengineering Lab
British Fashion Council
Brown University
Brown University, HCI Lab
Caalo
Google
Holition
Lukso
Naval Undersea Warfare Center, USRD
Non
Rhode Island School of Design
SeedLinked


Press/Features
Apple Music
Bolting Bits
British Fashion Council
Brown University
Harper's Bazaar
Indie Shuffle
RISD Grad Show
Stereofox
WWD






Matthew Bejtlich
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About
2016–Onward

OPEN ARTICULATIONS (RISD MFA THESIS) 

Open Articulations proposes new strategies for mapping, archiving, and understanding territories through a practice focused on mindful presence, play, and physical immersion. In making participatory archives of our experiences, it opens a collective space for multiple voices to be heard, allowing different points of view of a territory, and offering new ways of understanding a place and each other.
        The thesis introduces how these participatory design approaches could make environmental systems (such as food systems) more transparent and equitable by encouraging an unsmoothing and juxtaposing of human experiences.

Date: 2021
Class: Graduate Thesis II (RISD)
Primary Advisor: Paul Soulellis
Secondary Advisor: Aki Nurosi

︎Participatory Design, Social Cohesion, Innovation Design, Systems Thinking



︎︎︎Digital Version (PDF)

LONDON FASHION WEEK VISUALIZATION  (BROWN MSC CAPSTONE)

Worked in collaboration with Holition, Google, Condé Nast, and a select team of students to create an art installation for the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 event. The visualization shows the emerging conversations (e.g. sustainability, diversity, model health) in the London fashion industry over the course of the two week event.
        On the second project for the Capstone, I also led in the research and prototype development of a data forsight research tool for the Holition UX team, used for analyzing trends and conversations from Reddit pertaining to topics like innovation, sustainability, and fashion. Both projects are documented in my Capstone report.
 
Date: 2018
Client: Holition
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Potter, PhD

︎Data Science, Information Design


︎︎︎Read report (PDF)
︎︎︎Code on Github

SEEDLINKED: DATA-DRIVEN SEED SHARING

How can we unflatten, juxtapose, and reveal the multiple stakeholder perspectives in the agri-food supply chain to offer a more authentic experience? How can personal stories be used to connect people in the supply chain?
       In this report I provide recommendations for the data-driven seed company SeedLinked to help improve the participatory platform and interface design.

Date: 2020
Client: SeedLinked
Class: Foodways & Sustainable Food Systems
Instructor: Jonathan Highfield, PhD

︎Data Science, Food Systems, Innovation Design


︎︎︎Read report (PDF)

HUNGARY ACCORDION

A visually coherent group of information graphics and statistics about Hungary.

Date: 2016
Client: Self
Class: Information Design (RISD)
Instructor: Doug Scott

︎Information Design








SKETCHY: CREATIVITY SUPPORT TOOL

Sketchy is a web-based drawing application that allows users to sketch in virtual rooms and get ideas from viewing their peer’s sketches in real-time. In my contribution as a graduate research for the Brown University HCI Group, I conceptualized and constructed novel artistic features from 2D stroke data to help in the building of a personalisation model to support artists in their creative process. This is an on-going project. Reviewed paper for CHI 2020 conference. 

Date: 2020
Client: Brown University HCI Lab
Advisor: Jeff Huang, PhD & Shawn Wallace

︎Data Science, Participatory Design


︎︎︎Feature analysis (PDF)
︎︎︎Summary (PDF)