The Port is a highly creative, multidisciplinary design studio in Edinburgh. We work across a broad range of disciplines – Branding, Graphic design, Exhibition, Interpretive design, Literature design, Web design, Illustration and Art Direction. We approach every project imaginatively and inquisitively to provide a well-considered, well-crafted outcome.
The Port Creative is led by Andy Matthew, an award winning designer with over 25yrs experience working for a number of leading UK design and branding agencies.
After completing a BA Honours Degree in design from Edinburgh College of Art, his professional design life started out in Aberdeen before taking him to London in 1993 and into the world of FMCG brand packaging design (Work example shown in link: Toffos, Nestlé, 1997). In 2007 he returned to Edinburgh where he worked as a Senior Creative for threebrand in Edinburgh. During his time there he created iconic, immersive, and award-winning experiences for major brands such as , (The Girvan Patent Still, 2014), (Hendrick’s Frankfurt T1 campaign, 2016), Heineken, Diageo, , (Bushmills Red Bush pack design, 2017) , (Silver Patron pack design, 2017) and (Higson’s Beers pack design, 2017).
Also, in partnership with exhibition designers, Cubit 3D, Andy was the graphic designer on the British Music Experience exhibition at the Cunard Building, Liverpool, and several exhibitions at the O2 London including ‘I am the Greatest’ Muhammad Ali, ‘My Name is Prince’ and, most recently, ABBA Super Troupers.
In 2014 Andy completed a MA in Design Management from Staffordshire University and was awarded a Masters with Merit. In his spare time you'll find him either in the boxing gym or with his family, taking advantage of all the exciting galleries, events, exhibitions and festivals Edinburgh has to offer.