Ben Luce


Senior Creative Manager


I had the great honor of working closely with Matt for nearly three years while at Mattel. He is a versatile artist and an outstanding creative thinker. His original designs for printables and constructables earned him widespread recognition across Mattel. His ownership of the 3D printer initiative for the Digital Initiatives Group revealed his passion for pushing creative boundaries and embracing forward-thinking technologies. It wasn't just the cutting edge where Matt showed his artistry and professionalism. Matt consistently delivered the highest quality creative across all types of assignments across all brands. With Matt on a project, everyone could feel confident the creative would achieve the objectives and meet the highest standards. Matt is a gifted artist/designer/creative-thinker and would be an outstanding and much valued member of any team.


Ari Vena


Matt is a talented illustrator, designer and creator of all things. I had the pleasure of working with him on multiple digital projects over the span of three years at Mattel. I could always rely on Matt to solve problems and inspire new ways of looking at things. His work is is flawless and versatile. Matt also is easy to work with -- he is super smart, anticipates what you need before you know it and delivers on time without fail. Anyone who gets to work with Matt is extremely lucky.


Head of Production - Apps & Game - Mattel


Heather Grimstead


I discovered Matt's talent last quarter, when we needed a last-minute illustration as the centerpiece for a new campaign. I was a little nervous working with someone new with such a tight timeline. Not only did Matt deliver great work, he did a great job of communicating throughout the process, instantly making me confident that the project would be successful. I look forward to working with Matt again in the future.


Director of Global Email Marketing at



Mason Williams


Matt Carless is one of the most creative, innovative, professional, and passionate designers I've ever worked with. We worked on a variety of projects ranging from web design to 3D printing product concepts. No matter the medium, Matt always brings an open mind, a breadth of talent, and well-crafted perspective. From the first time Matt and I interacted at Mattel I was very impressed by his work and the way he explained his design choices to people who weren't as creatively inclined. He consistently delivered on business and marketing needs, but always with creative and innovative executions. In 2014, Matt was an integral member of a cross-functional team tasked with creating product plans for Mattel to enter into the 3D printing space. He brought his design skills, his knowledge of the 3D printing landscape, and his joy of creating something from nothing. Mattel ended up engaging in a partnership with Autodesk as a direct result of the ideas and products Matt's team proposed. This is a true testament to his versatility and unique value he brings to the table. I highly recommend Matt to any organization that wants to have a team member who brings best in class design skills, coupled with a passion for constantly being innovative while always delivering on business goals. I would work with Matt in a heartbeat. He is collaborative and positive, and he brings a lot of proven experience to the table. I've learned from Matt and I am glad to call him a trusted colleague who became a friend


Director, Digital Product Development


Rick DeMott


Transmedia Content Dev/Game Designer/Brand Writer


Matt, as designer, is as passionate about innovation as he is with the details of the project. This combination equals exceptional results. From art direction to illustration to 3D design to his passion for 3D printing he brings a wide range of skills to the team. Just tap into the passion and watch sparks fly.


Ross Patrick


Matt is a multifaceted web designer, illustrator, toy maker, etc. We have been utilizing all of his skills and are very happy to have found him as he is a perfect fit on our team. He brings a great attitude to his work and I look forward to working with him on future projects.


Executive Creative Director - DDW SF