Matt Semke

612.827.3395 – professional work – personal work

Artist with 20 Years of professional experience – 10+ years of video/animation – 7+ years of managing other creatives – 20+ years of design. Film festival award winning and Emmy nominated animator. Seeking creative roles and collaborations.


Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis, MN

2011-Present – Senior Producer Motion Graphics

  • Concept and create television spots; producing, writing, storyboarding, editing
  • Manage video shoots; talent staffing, shoot logistics, developing shot lists, directing
  • Animation and motion graphics; 3D&2D, creating asset libraries, stadium prompts for LED ribbons, rigging characters, 3D modeling
  • Lead visual development of new campaigns
  • Create videos for broadcast, stadium, and social; game highlight videos, fan promotions, charity events,
  • Manage and mentor new creative staff
  • Manage Digital Signage; stadium wide IPTV system, content, sponsorship fulfillment

Semke Design

1999-Present – Creative Freelancer

  • Music Business Clients; Soubrette, Porcupine, BREAKAWAY, the Brokedowns, Brian Deremer, Flyway, Thick Records, Big Action Records & Printing
  • Business Clients; Mall of America, Amp My Brand, Lake Country Schools, Forefathers Meats, Blue Heron Coffeehouse, Swarming Hordes Apiary, Boost Information Systems, Matthew GG Holm Art, Eco-Arch Guild of MPLS, Vesper College, Showcraft, Falls Players, FORGE, NFSC, SEMCAC

Technology Freelancer

2016-Present – MN Vikings

  • Manage IPTV System for USBANK Stadium Events; Vikings football, 2019 Final Four, 2018 Super Bowl, Metallica, Luke Bryan, 2016 International Champions Cup

2014-15 – Wisconsin Badgers

  • Manage IPTV System at Camp Randall
  • Provide Staff Training

2010-2011 – Cisco Systems

  • Deployment of State of the Art Digital Signage Technology; Met Life Stadium, Staples Center, Consol Energy Center, and Target Field
    • Manage IPTV System for Twins baseball at Target Field


Grubb & Ellis | Northco Real Estate Services

2007-2010 – Director of Marketing

  • Coordination and design of all marketing; website, email, billboards, print brochures

Hiawatha Broadband Communications

2004-2007 – Creative Services

  • Solo visual designer; company website, digital ads, print ads, billboards, tradeshow display, fleet design, building signage
  • Copywriter; radio and television scripting

Winona Art Center

2006-2007 – Graphic Designer (volunteer)

Technigraph Corp

2004-2005 – Graphic Designer


Cinema 4D, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Blender, SketchUp, Final Cut, Audition, GarageBand


Vesper College – Minneapolis, MN

M.F.A. in Ecological Architecture

Winona State University – Winona, MN

B.A. in Art-Graphic Design Cum Laude

Additional Awards and Achievements

Altered Esthetics Film Festival Audience Award Winner (2019)

Animaze! Montreal International Film Festival Official Selection (2019)
Speechless Film Festival Official Selection (2019)

Emmy Nominated for Animation (2017)

Minnesota State Fair Studio:HERE Commissioned Performance (2015)

Board member with Vesper College (2012-2014)

Received $30K Grant for State of Minnesota Percent for Art/Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (2011)

President of Vesper College Student Government (2009)

Actively a part of Minneapolis public life drawing cooperatives (2007-Present)

Disney Institute – How to Lead and Sustain a Service Culture (2004)

Winona Chamber of Commerce Leadership Training (2004)

Founded the Winona State University Graphic Design Club (2002-2004)

Winona State University Art Club member (2002-2004)

Awarded the Dorothy and Maynard Weber Scholarship along with Fine Arts talent award (2001)