Matt Warburton is the founder and co-principle of Emdoubleyu Design, a Vancouver-based design studio. He is currently the Design Manager for The University of British Columbia. Building on training in traditional typesetting at Typsettra and identity/communications design at Gottschalk + Ash, he moved west in 1989 where worked with Herrainco Design Associates before going out on his own in 1997. He is a part-time instructor in the ECUAD/BCIT Design Essentials program, a member of the GDC BC executive, and a past member of the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee. He was honoured with GDC Fellowship in 2003 and, since becoming a graphic designer in the early 1980s, has won numerous awards for his work.
An opinionated GDC listserve contributor, Matt is noted for his obsessive use of Cooper Black, as well as an inability to execute an accurate slapshot. He also has an Italian mistress whom he keeps locked up in the garage and takes out only when the sun is shining on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. His favourite designer is Massimo Tamburini, the creator of his mistress.
Matt became a Professional member (MGDC, now CGD) in 1990, served on the GDCBC executive as Communications Chair from 1993–1997, GDCBC President for 2 terms from 1997–2000, National VP Communications for 2 terms from 1998–2002, National President from 2002–2004 and again as National VP Communications from 2008–2014. He has been serving as the Ethics Chair for the BC Chapter since 2011.