We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Cook and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matt, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Design is all about telling stories and communicating ideas to make deeper connections. For myself and my small business, I’ve learned one of the best ways to help my community is by supporting the non-profits and other small businesses already here. Many incredible people are already making a difference–why not partner together to make an even bigger impact?

These partnerships look like anything from event flyers, logos, identity systems, promo animations, and website design. By teaming up, I use my knowledge of design, motion, strategy, and marketing to help businesses reach their community more effectively. Most importantly, I also take the opportunity to build connections with those individuals and help them gain a better awareness of the marketing world to continue to make informed decisions about their business.

Running a small business isn’t easy, but it’s worth it when you’re making the community a better place.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Motion brings a competitive edge to online marketing. At Matt Cook Co, I help businesses grow by offering all-inclusive animated videos with strategic discovery sessions, illustration, graphics, motion design, and creative direction. In other words, I’m a one-stop shop for your animation needs.

Getting here wasn’t a walk in the park, but I’ve learned time and time again that animation isn’t going anywhere. It’s part of the future of marketing and is an exciting space to grow your businesses. I hope brands continue to get excited about motion and how it can help make connections, so consider dropping a message if you’re interested in learning more!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Tough question! My top recommendations to anyone visiting DFW are the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, and the Kimball Art Museum. If you can make it to the rodeo or stockyards–that’s a bonus! My favorite places to eat are In-N-Out (especially to pick up a limited edition “Texas” shirt), Rodeo Goat, and Joe T. Garcia’s. Overall, whatever you can do to get the whole Texas experience is a must.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m thankful for all my college professors, especially Dirk Dallas and Mike Berger.

They supported me inside and outside the classroom, encouraging me to pursue motion design and even connecting me with my first clients. It’s safe to say I couldn’t be here without them. Thanks, guys!

Website: www.mattcook.co

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