Matt Rockefeller

Hey there! I am a Freelance Illustrator/ Visual Development Artist recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Please feel free to contact me:
mcrockefeller@gmail.com

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  1. Anonymous said: how do you feel about people using your art for their facebook timeline pictures? (with credit)

    Sounds good to me!!! :)

  2. mrockefeller:

INPRNT right now is having free worldwide shipping until this Sunday! I’ve added a few new pieces to my print gallery, including three spreads from my recent Pokemon zine!
Click here to check it out!
For those interested in purchasing the zine, keep a lookout for a post in the near future, I’ll be doing another print run soon.
Thanks!

Last day of this super awesome free shipping sale! mrockefeller:

INPRNT right now is having free worldwide shipping until this Sunday! I’ve added a few new pieces to my print gallery, including three spreads from my recent Pokemon zine!
Click here to check it out!
For those interested in purchasing the zine, keep a lookout for a post in the near future, I’ll be doing another print run soon.
Thanks!

Last day of this super awesome free shipping sale!
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    mrockefeller:

    INPRNT right now is having free worldwide shipping until this Sunday! I’ve added a few new pieces to my print gallery, including three spreads from my recent Pokemon zine!

    Click here to check it out!

    For those interested in purchasing the zine, keep a lookout for a post in the near future, I’ll be doing another print run soon.

    Thanks!

    Last day of this super awesome free shipping sale!

  3. I recently was commissioned by Cody Pearce to create concepts for an animation pitch called Xeno-Control - here are three of the main characters.

    Rex: At 109 years old, Rex has spent most of his life scraping by on a meager salary, so he values any money that comes his way. He fought in the Vennar War, where he encountered many wild and dangerous aliens - this gave him the idea to start Xeno-Control.

    Trixie: Trixie attends college where she studies xenobiology. She is an alien activist, advocating that all aliens be treated as equals. She is one of the youngest people to get her pilot’s license. Outspoken and incredibly sarcastic, she’s almost always smiling no matter how bad things get.

    Ozgood: Ozgood’s true age is unknown - with all of his physical and mental improvements he considers himself post-human. He made his fortune from weapons manufacturing during the Vennar War.

    I’ll be posting some environments from the project next week!

  4. INPRNT right now is having free worldwide shipping until this Sunday! I’ve added a few new pieces to my print gallery, including three spreads from my recent Pokemon zine!
Click here to check it out!
For those interested in purchasing the zine, keep a lookout for a post in the near future, I’ll be doing another print run soon.
Thanks! INPRNT right now is having free worldwide shipping until this Sunday! I’ve added a few new pieces to my print gallery, including three spreads from my recent Pokemon zine!
Click here to check it out!
For those interested in purchasing the zine, keep a lookout for a post in the near future, I’ll be doing another print run soon.
Thanks!
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    INPRNT right now is having free worldwide shipping until this Sunday! I’ve added a few new pieces to my print gallery, including three spreads from my recent Pokemon zine!

    Click here to check it out!

    For those interested in purchasing the zine, keep a lookout for a post in the near future, I’ll be doing another print run soon.

    Thanks!

  5. yumbles said: u r a butt

    Butt am I? Why are YOU being so rude? I’ll get to the bottom of this…

  6. Gonna have these walking around at SPX tomorrow!!! Let’s meet up and trade! :D

  7. Here’s the piece I made for the Fifth Element Art book! So excited to have been a part of this, there’s a lot of great work! Check here for updates on when the book will be available and much more information on the project.

    Thanks to Karina and Joule for organizing this, can’t wait to see it in print.

  8. I recently created the cover for the September issue of Jacob Sanders’ ‘Zaftig’ zine! Each issue is based on a simple one word theme and he gives the participating artists complete creative freedom to imagine that theme in any way they see fit. This month the word was ‘Breakfast.’ Thanks again Jacob, I had a lot of fun with this!

    You can read this issue and browse previous issues here. Be sure to check out all of the other artist’s great contributions!

  9. Anonymous said: Your art is really amazing! How did you develop your style and what type of things helped you do it?

    Hey there thanks so much!

    I think my style has evolved pretty naturally over the past few years. I look at a ton of work I am excited about and I draw A LOT.

    For a while there, I was drawing every day in my sketchbook, which is normally a real struggle for me. I really had to force myself to draw, draw, draw, and I hoped if I did this I would start to figure things out. If you can draw in an environment where you don’t penalize yourself for making mistakes or experimenting you will grow exponentially. Take the things you learn there and apply them to your more polished artwork!

  10. Anonymous said: Hey, I really love your work! May I ask how have the first few months since graduating been like? I'll be entering my final year of Illustration in a week; is there any advice you have about final year? Or graduating?

    Post graduation has been a complete whirlwind. How is it already the end of August!? Things have been going pretty well. Back in March I took a job illustrating the 5th grade level workbook for Brainquest, so the majority of this summer was spent doing that. (nearly 400 colored spots!)  Now I am mostly working on independent concept art commissions and a few super secret projects that I can’t wait to tell everyone about!

    Congrats on (almost) starting your final year! My final year was really exciting and was when I started to find myself as an artist. Take advantage of your last year being a part of a thriving artist community - do not take this for granted! Your peers are amazingly talented and there is a lot you can learn from them both artistically and professionally. After graduation, maintaining this sense of community will be a whole lot harder and the new sense of independence might be a bit overwhelming for a while.

    As far as thesis goes… You should really devote yourself to your project, and you should do something that you are really excited about. Think strategically about what kind of work you could be making to beef up your portfolio, but try not to be too contrived! Authenticity is really important to a successful illustrator - people can tell if you are making what you love and you’ll be happier too. Take that project you’ve always dreamed of doing and turn it into something relatable and managable. (Please no ‘I’m gonna make a 500 page graphic novel’  you’ll only disappoint yourself -unless you’re some sort of comic god!)

    Good luck and have fun! These next few months are going to go by so fast.

  11. Anonymous said: What school do you go to?

    I graduated from MICA (maryland institute college of art) in May!

  12. Well… its going to be a long night. Well… its going to be a long night.
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    Well… its going to be a long night.

  13. Goin for a rock. Goin for a rock.
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    Goin for a rock.

  14. Eye have it under control. Eye have it under control.
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    Eye have it under control.

  15. Here are all five spreads from the pokemon zine I made for Light Grey Art Lab!

    The show is now open, so if you’re in the Minneapolis area, you should definitely go check it out. You can find more information about the show here.

    I will be printing more of these zines in the future and will let you know when they are for sale!