Mike Matamala has worked in design and media for over a decade. Mike has led teams of designers and developers on the agency level to build complex marketing projects. Currently he is working at HOLDRITE developing brand awareness programs that include design for print, social, web and video. You can see his work at his website, AstroBrand Media.
Mike brings an upbeat energy that is infectious to his clients and teams he works with. It may come from the 4 years he served in the United States Marine Corps but Mike has a never say die attitude. He studied to become a traditional illustrator and majored in Cartooning at The High School of Art and Design. He later graduated with honors from The Art Institute of San Diego California with a degree in Graphic Design.
What is your involvement with the San Diego AMA?
I currently sit on the board serving as VP of Earned and Social Media 2016-2017.
Best thing about the San Diego AMA?
Collaborating with the brightest marketing minds in San Diego.
What is a brand you admire, and why?
I really enjoy ONNIT, they are a lifestyle fitness company that constantly innovates through their products and services. I really enjoy their design and the story they tell.
What is your favorite quote?
“With great power there must also come – GREAT RESPONSIBILITY!”
Stan Lee Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) – The first Spider-Man story.
What is your favorite book?
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Being creative, believe it or not, is a war. This book gives you a different perspective on the creative process. Find your muse.