Matt Semke

612.827.3395 – professional work – personal work


Passionate and prolific digital artist. Early adopter of VR/AR/XR technology. Award winning animator. Bringing inspirational leadership skills along with hands-on creative expertise. Seeking to create meaningful immersive experiences.


Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis, MN 2011-Present – Senior Producer Motion Graphics

  • Concepted and lead the design of TwinsXR, an MLB first metaverse experience that promoted an NFT launch
  • Core responsibilities include creating and editing all Twins Brand executions to be used for social media platforms, TV spots, as well as in stadium entertainment
  • Build out all organization’s 3D & 2D assets and manage the internal asset library
  • Lead the development of AR filters for social and in-stadium fan engagement
  • Integral part of Twins internal team regarding planning and implementation of our seasonal and commercial production shoots. Responsibilities include; concepting, staffing, shot list dev and directing
  • Manage and mentor new creative staff and interns under a leadership style that promotes creative autonomy

Semke Design 1999-Present – Creative Freelancer

  • Interactive Augmented Reality map for the city St. Louis Park supporting tourism efforts
  • Architect for ConservatoryXR, a metaverse gallery showcasing the work created by 15 Black Minnesotans during the uprising.
  • Architect for REM5VR Headquarters, a metaverse space for REM5 to hold discussions, showcase art and pitch to new clients.
  • Augmented Reality branding for Arnar Limited
  • NFT consultation for 400 Drums, an NFT project showcasing the sacred arts of Indigenous drum making
  • NFT Consultation for Curiosity Stream to create a unique employee rewards program for their streaming platform
  • Music Video Animation and Production for Soubrette, Breakaway and Brian Deremer
  • Album Layout and Design for Porcupine, the Brokedowns, and Flyway
  • Motion/Animation work for Mall of America, Amp My Brand, and Lake Country Schools
  • Branding and Logo Design for Forefather’s Meats and Swarming Hordes Apiary
  • Web Design for Blue heron Coffeehouse, Boost Information Systems,
    Matthew GG Holm Art, Eco-Arch Guild of Minneapolis and Vesper College

Cisco Systems / Wisconsin Badgers / Minnesota Vikings 2010-2021 – Tech Freelancer

  • Deployed State of the Art Digital Signage Tech; Met Life Stadium, Staples Center LA, Consol Energy Center, USBank Stadium, and Target Field
  • Designed fan experience for hundreds of high-profile events; 2019 Final Four, 2018 Super Bowl, Vikings Football, Twins Baseball, Metallica, Luke Bryan, 2016 International Champions Cup
  • Consulted clients in best practices
  • Provided staff training

Grubb & Ellis | Northco Real Estate Services

2007-2010 – Director of Marketing

  • Full rebuild of company website
  • Ownership of all marketing efforts, email campaigns, 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

Skills / Software

3D: Cinema 4D, Nomad Sculpt, Blender, SketchUp
AR: Spark AR, Lens Studio, Artivive, EyeJack
VR: GravitySketch, OpenBrush, Mozilla Hubs/Spoke
Editing: After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut
Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Procreate
AI: Runway, DALL•E, Midjourney, EbSynth, ChatGPT
Audio: Audition, GarageBand


Vesper College – Minneapolis, MN

M.F.A. in Ecoligical Architecture

Winona State University – Winona, MN

B.A. in Art-Graphic Design Cum Laude

Additional Awards and Achievements
Unspooled Film and Animation Festival Official Selection (2023)
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Official Selection (2023)
Cannes Shorts Official Selection / Best Animation Nominee (2023)
Monstra Animation Festival Lisbon Official Selection (2023)
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions London Official Selection (2023)
Scream if off Screen Best of Best of 2022 (2023)
Minneapolis Film Festival XR Official Selection (2022)
MinnAnimate 10 Official Selection (2022)
SXSW – Ristband NFT Music Metaverse Showcase (2022)
REM5VR Lab – VR Art Battle Champion (2021)
Rome Music Video Awards Official Selection (2020)
International Music Video Awards of London Official Selection (2020)
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)
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)