︎ matthew@matthewrenton.com

︎+44 07840 199557 

My creative journey has taken me from London to Seattle via Vancouver and Chicago. And from tea bags to contemporary art via Ziggy Stardust.

I’ve gone from creative director in big agencies to in-house communications director (and back again) and learned a lot along the way about how non-profits and cultural institutions run.

And sometimes stall.

I now consult and design. Brands, identities, advertising, fundraising campaigns. Print & digital.

Consult and design.

I combine good ideas and good design to raise awareness, bring in audiences, and drive support. Specifically for non-profits and cultural organizations.

Give me a shout if you’d like to talk about how I can help you, and your organization.

Client List

ACT Theatre
Battersea Dog & Cats Home
Chase Children’s Charity
CTD Fine Printers
Filmworks WA
Hugo House
Inter Continental Hotel Group
National Canine Defence League
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Tetley Tea
Thistle Hotel Group
University of British Columbia
Vancouver Art Gallery

The Variety Club of GB


Full-time employers
(thank you for employing me!)

Town Hall Seattle

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Seattle Art Museum

What led me here...

Director of Communications/Creative Director
Town Hall Seattle
January 2017 – present

Director of Communications
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Sept 2012 – Dec 2016

Director of Communications
Seattle Art Museum
July 2008 – July 2012

School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
July 2011

Creative Director
Kaldor Design & Branding, Vancouver, BC
March 2006 – May 2007

Principal, Co-owner
Renton & Johnston, London, UK (now Johnstonworks)
September 2003 – January 2006

Creative Director
Corporate Edge, London, UK
June 1994 – December 2003


London College of Communications, UK: Foundation in Art & Design
Canterbury School of Art, UK: BA (Hons) Graphic Design


Communication Arts
American Association of Museums
How Magazine
US Magazine


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