Matt Bero, also known as the “Moose-Maker,” is a designer, artist, and public art apostle.
Matt is a designer and artist originally from Green Bay, WI. Before making the jump to full-time entrepreneur in November of 2016, he spent 5 years at Associated Bank learning the ins and outs of a corporate organization while also building his side hustle. Design Bero is a one-man agency specializing in brand identity, marketing, user experience, and creative consulting. With a formal background in both graphic design as well as acquiring a certification in User Experience and Usability Analysis, Matt has grown a following not just for his business but also for his work in the community. In 2016, he raised over $18,000 for public art and before that, enriched Olde Main with a towering building mural: Morty the Moose.
His passion is helping to improve communities in creative ways. After completing "Morty the Moose," Matt felt that other creatives should have opportunities to contribute in a creative way too. It was then that the spark for Catalyst Art Show formed.
In 2016, Matt participated in the Millennial Trains Project with his project Look Up Art.
Look Up Art is dedicated to shedding light on how public art comes to life, creatively and logistically. In conjunction with Millennial Trains Project (MTP), Look Up Art took a multi-city approach to studying current art projects and even those coming to fruition; even looking at the influence art can have on a city and it's surrounding communities. The findings from this trip are being applied locally and turned into an educational resource that provides background information and insights on how to create and expand the presence of public art.
Matt was born and raised in the Bay of Green, but has since moved to the Windy City where he creates content for a Library in a north suburb.