Conversations at the intersection of sports, design and creativity


Matt Lange

Makers of Sport Podcast #37

May 18, 2015
Matt Lange

"Do as much work as you can. Do it the best that you can."

Matt Lange, Director of Creative for the 15-time national champion University of Alabama Football Program, joins the show this week to discuss his career path and give us some insight into designing in-house for big-time college athletics.

Matt tells his story regarding his climb from being laid off at a small ad agency, being forced into freelance grinding away to find work and eventually landing a gig as a photographer and designer for the Atlanta Falcons before landing his dream job at the University of Alabama

We discuss Matt's passion for photography, how having a deep understanding of it influences his composite work, as well as where he finds inspiration.

Lastly for you hip-hop fans, Matt and I talk about Southern Hip-Hop, specifically No Limit Records and its early influence on the graphic design styles of work we see today.

Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech digital art by Matt Lange

Alabama Football Rise graphic by Matt Lange

Sean Weatherspoon autographed digital art by Matt Lange

Iron Bowl promotional graphic by Matt Lange

Alabama football photography by Matt Lange

Alabama football wave composite by Matt Lange

bama football graphic composite by matt lange

odell beckham jr fire graphic by matt lange

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On our next show, the partners of Doubleday & Cartwright will be joining the podcast. D&C is a New York City creative agency focusing on sport and culture. Along with working with clients such as Nike, ESPN and Red Bull, D&C is recently noted for designing the new Milwaukee Bucks visual identity.

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