Igor + Valentine
Igor + Valentine is the creative mind of Matt Smithson (formerly Man vs. Magnet) and David Stanfield. The name does not refer to any two distinct people, but hints at a creative split personality that the duo share and embrace. Matt Smithson trained as a fine artist, his animation work often possesses a tactile handmade quality, typically illustration based. David is a motion designer and director employing both illustration and graphic design in his visual language. They are both storytellers who relish the opportunity to make others smile. Matt and David love to help brands and organizations tell their stories authentically with meaning. Matt received a Young Gun Award for his work from the American Directors’ Club, and his video ‘The Girl Effect,’ produced for the Nike Foundation, was included in the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial.