ORIGINATORS CURATED NETWORK
At MATTE we believe in Originators. Those at the source, doing the work, fostering unique communities and trailblazing new ways of thinking and creating.
Taking this belief one step further, we’ve decided to create a network of best-in-class creatives, thinkers and makers working across a range of disciplines who have each come to provoke new standards of excellence through the originality of their ideas.
As a network, Originators is designed to facilitate exchange between creatives, patrons and new audiences.
Originators is not constrained by exclusive talent representation. Instead, Originators is a conduit for connection, artwork promotion and high-profile project opportunities.
Originators is a growing global creative community that is made up of a highly-curated network of best-in-class talents, thinkers and makers working across a range of disciplines who have each come to provoke new standards of excellence through the originality of their ideas.
As a network, Originators is defined by connections — the ever-evolving interplay between creatives and the creative community through collaborative work; creatives and patrons through high-profile projects; creatives and new audiences through promotion of work in public forums, online and off. Originators is a conduit for connection artwork promotion and high-profile project opportunities.
"Another shift [in the agency] has been our belief in putting talent front and center, one reason for starting Originators. Our industry's 'old ways' was to protect your source, keep talent behind the scenes mainly out of fear of poaching or that clients didn't like the concept of talent that wasn't in house"
- MATT ROWEAN
"Originators is a new way to put talents in the spotlight and support the creation and promotion of original content. Originators offer artists and patrons a space to connect, originate and inspire future talents"
- FRANCESCA VALENTE
"Originators helps establish the look, feel and purpose [of a project] and holistically produce from digital to content to experience. It's an ecosystem model of creativity that we're trying to propagate"
- MAX POLLACK
"The criteria is originality. In this industry, qualities like imagination, craft, cultural acumen are almost par for the course. Putting something legitimately and distinctly original into the world is a step beyond that and its value cannot be overstated"
- TOM LEE
"Originators brings a new opportunity for a global network of exceptional talent. Greatness happens when brilliant minds from disparate disciplines and perspectives come together and can develop big, ambitious projects that bring major commercial clients together with world class artists and innovators"
- BRETT KINCAID
Head of Talent: Francesca Valente
Creative Lead: Thomas Lee
Designer: Tori Arcuri