So you want my arts job: 2D Type Artist

Ever wondered how words can convey emotions through design and animation? UK-based Mat Voyce shares his insights on building a career as a type artist.
Mat Voyce. Photo: Supplied. The side profile of a man with curly brown hair, wearing a nike sweatshirt and smiling. There are graphic illustrations surrounding him, with the words 'so you want my arts job?'

UK-based artist Mat Voyce describes himself as ‘your friendly neighbourhood type designer and animator’ and is one of 29 keynote speakers at this year’s The Design Conference (5-7 June) held at Brisbane Powerhouse. Voyce will be presenting the session, ‘Game changing motion’ on 6 June to discuss how he has navigated the overwhelming design industry.

Voyce specialises in 2D type design and is known for his pioneering style of exploring illustrative kinetic typography. His work infuses letterforms with character and has been seen in animated GIFs, title sequences, music videos and motion identities for clients, and broadcast globally.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_