Testimonials / Client List

“Matt Willey is one of the most talented and versatile creatives working in the business today. He gives 125% to whatever project he is involved with and it shows. I speak from experience as he was an integral part of our redesign team for The New York Times Magazine.”
Arem Duplessis, Design Director,
New York Times Magazine

“It’s always a pleasure working with Matt. Over a couple of years we’ve worked on numerous typographic projects including a cover. Tight, creative and thoroughly modern work.”
Andrew Diprose, Art Director,
Wired Magazine

“In the past few years I have worked with Matt Willey on a number of projects and that relationship has been productive, inspiring and rewarding. I thought we got great results and had a good time while going about it. Thinking about his designs, I see them as warm, intelligent, and responsive to both content and context. They also have a way of throwing one off balance with nothing but style.”
Marc Valli, Owner, Magma Books & Editor, Elephant Magazine

“They (Studio8 Design) have certainly distinguished themselves, not just through the quality of their work, but also through their attitude. Their intelligence is self-evident in the work.”
Angus Hyland, Pentagram Partner & Creative Director of Laurence King Publishing

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Autograph ABP
Ben Saunders
BIS Publishing
The British Heart Foundation
Central School of Speech & Drama
Chris Boot Publishing
The Circus Space
Dorling Kindersley
Fenner Paper
The Four Seasons
Frame Publishing
Future Industries
Giles Revell
Global Blue
Global Refund
The Guardian
Historic Royal Palaces
The Independent Newspaper
Jazz FM
Laurence King Publishing
Little Yellow Jacket
London Design Festival
Magnum Photos
MAP Magazine
National Portrait Gallery
New York Magazine
The New York Times Magazine
Nota Bene
Plastique Publishing
Publishing and Design Group
Rainforest Action Network
RIBA Enterprises
The Royal Academy
Royal Institute of British Architects
Saltyard Books
The Sorrell Foundation
United Business Media
Vanity Fair Magazine
Violette Editions
Wall of Sound
Wired Magazine UK
Wired Magazine US

Type Directors Club (TDC59), 2013
Citation for Typographic Excellence
Jazz FM Booklet

SPD 47, 2012
Magazine of the Year Finalist
Port Magazine

ISTD Awards, 2011
Premier Award
Elephant Magazine Issue 5

Type Directors Club (TDC56), 2010
Citation for Typographic Excellence
Dealerward Identity

SPD 45, 2010
Medal Finalist (Design; Entire Issue)
Elephant Magazine Issue 1

D&AD Awards, 2010
Nomination (Magazines & Newspapers; Entire Magazine)
Elephant Magazine Issue 1
In-Book (Typography; Magazines & Newspapers)
Elephant Magazine Issue 1

National Magazine Awards
(Canada), 2009
Gold Award (Words & Pictures)
Our Faces, Our Selves (For Walrus Magazine)

SPD 44, 2009
Medal Finalist (Design; Entire Issue)
FUTU Magazine

ISTD Awards, 2009
Premier Award
FUTU Magazine

ADCC Awards, 2009
Silver (Art Direction for a single magazine article)
Our Faces, Our Selves (For Walrus Magazine)

D&AD Awards, 2009
In-Book (Magazines & Newspapers; Entire Magazine)
FUTU Magazine

Design Week Awards
, 2009
Shortlisted (Editorial Design)
FUTU Magazine
Shortlisted (Temporary Exhibition Design)
D&AD Awards Gala

Type Directors Club (TDC55), 2009
Citation for Typographic Excellence
FUTU Magazine
Citation for Typographic Excellence
Plastique Issue 3

Chimera Awards, 2008
Gold Award (Best magazine)
FUTU Magazine
Silver Award (Typography)
FUTU Magazine
Silver Award (Front cover)
FUTU Magazine
Bronze Award (Contents pages)
FUTU Magazine

Graphis Poster Annual, 2008-2009
Platinum Award

Design Week Awards, 2008
Editorial Design Category Winner
At This Rate

SPD 44, 2008
Merit (Cover)
Plastique Issue 1
Merit (Cover)
Plastique Issue 2

ADC 87, 2008
Distinctive Merit (Poster Design; Public Service/Non-Profit/Educational)
Merit (Editorial Design; Consumer Magazine Full Issue)
Plastique Issue 1 & Plastique Issue 2

D&AD Awards, 2008
In-Book (Graphic Design; Posters)

Type Directors Club (TDC54), 2008
Citation for Typographic Excellence
Little Yellow Jacket Mailer

Tokyo Type Directors Club, 2008
Award (Editorial; Book design)
At This Rate

Taiwan International Poster Design Award, 2007

Creative Review Annual, 2008
Photofit: Self-Portraits

AIGA 50/50, 2007
Mexico, Martin Parr

ADC 86, 2007
Merit (Corporate & Promotional Design)
Quartet: Four Literary Walks Through The V&A

D&AD Awards, 2007
In-Book (Graphic Design; Direct Mail)
At This Rate

Type Directors Club (TDC53), 2007
Citation for Typographic Excellence
NB Pulse Issue 1
Citation for Typographic Excellence
At This Rate
Citation for Typographic Excellence
Quartet: Four Literary Walks Through The V&A

Print Magazine European Annual, 2007
At This Rate

D&AD Awards, 2006
In-Book (Editorial & Newspaper Design)
MAP Magazine

SPD 41, 2006
Merit (Design Magazine of the year)
MAP Magazine
Merit (Design Entire Issue)
MAP Magazine

Scottish PPA, 2005
Best Magazine Design / Consumer
MAP Magazine
Best New Magazine of the Year
MAP Magazine

MDA, 2005
Finalist (Customer Front Cover of the Year)
Royal Academy Magazine Issue 88
Talks / Judging

Talk: ‘Semi-Permanent’, Auckland, 2nd-3rd May 2014

Judging: LAUS Awards
14th March, 2014

Judging: YCN Awards
July, 2013

Judging: Magpile
Magazine Awards 2012
January, 2013

Judging: Creative Review
Photography Annual 2012
11th September, 2012

Judging: Art Directors Club (ADC)
Design 91st Awards 2012
New York
February, 2012

Talk: ‘Print & Type’
Elisava, Barcelona
9th March, 2011

Workshop: ‘Magazine Design’
Skolen For Visuel Kommunikation, Denmark 5th April - 9th April 2010

Talk: ‘We Design Magazines’
Editorial Design Organisation (EDO), London 18th June 2009

Judging: ADCC Awards 2009 Graphic Design & Editorial Design, Toronto 30th May 2009

Judging: D&AD Black Pencil Awards 2009, London 7th May 2009

Judging: D&AD Awards 2009
Magazines & Newspapers Jury, London 21st April 2009

Workshop: ‘Magazine Design’
Skolen For Visuel Kommunikation, Denmark 30th March - 1st April 2009

Talk: Publishing Expo
‘Creative & Branding Forum’, Olympia 2, London 12th February 2009

Talk: D&AD ‘Everybody Starts Somewhere’, London
22nd January 2009

Panel Discussion: ‘Magazine Design’, D&AD Members Forum, Pentagram, London
20th November 2008

Judging: D&AD Student Awards, 2008, illustration, London
24th April 2008

Workshop: ‘Magazine Design’
Skolen For Visuel Kommunikation, Denmark 25th-28th March 2008

Talk: ‘Magazine Design Conference’, Felix Konferansesenter, Oslo 8th November 2007

Talk: ‘Magazine Design Conference’, Den Grafiske Højskole, Copenhagen 6th November 2007

Workshop: ‘Magazine Design’
Hojer College, Denmark 28th February - 3rd March 2006

Talk:‘Magazine Design Conference’,
Den Grafiske Højskole, Copenhagen 2nd November 2004