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  • Matt Cavalier


    Fort Myers, FL

I believe that a designer can change people’s lives. A product can make an everyday task easier, more comfortable, more enjoyable. By designing products that are innovative, practical, affordable, ergonomic, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing, I aim to make even the most mundane of tasks interesting and intuitive. Above all, the product should be designed with the end-user in mind. Since graduation I have specialized in signage design and wayfinding consulting. Getting a sign system user from point A to point B with ease utilizing visually appealing and consistent queues is job that I find constantly rewarding. Photography, particularly architectural and landscape is another creative avenue I have pursued alongside my career in the graphic arts. This skill set has become especially useful in documenting projects that I have worked on.

Work Samples

  • Barnes on The Parkway - Supergraphics

  • Jefferson University & Hospital - Site Signage

  • Marina Village - Hospitality Signage

Work History

  • Owner/Photographer

    • Cavalier Photography
    • Fort Myers, FL
    • Nov 2010 - Present (7 years)

    Photographic services with a concentration in Architectural/Real Estate, Portraits and Events

  • Designer

    • Lee Designs LLC
    • Fort Myers, FL
    • Oct 2011 - Jun 2013 (1 year 8 months)

    Signage Design, Large Media Printing, Vinyl Graphics Preparation and Application

  • Designer

    • Images Graphic Specialties Inc.
    • Fort Myers, FL
    • May 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year 4 months)

    Signage Design, Creation of Manufacturing Plans, Project Management Sales Team Support, Client Liason

  • Designer

    • Cloud Gehshan Associates
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Jun 2006 - Dec 2008 (2 years 6 months)

    Production Supervision, Design Engineering

  • Intern

    • Metaline Products / M Studio
    • South Amboy, NJ
    • May 2005 - Aug 2005 (3 months)

    POP Display Design, Furniture, and Graphic Design. Design Practical Skills * Digital Photography * Graphic Layout * Photo/Image Prep Computer * FlexiSign Knowledge Professional Awards, Honors & Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine


  • Philadelphia University

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2006



Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine Article: "Digital Signage Primer - Relevance is King" - March 2010 Digital Kiosk for Guest Information Signs of the Times Magazine 2009 Signage Awards 1st Place - Murals/Supergraphics Category The Barnes on the Parkway site advertisement signage 2004 IDSA/Dyson Student Design Competition 3rd Place Finalist Featured in IDSA publication "Design Perspectives"