A Senior Illustrator of Local 800: The Art Director’s Guild, Matthew’s recent works include vehicle, environment, and concept design for: Aquaman, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers, and Marvel Studio’s Runaways. As an automotive designer, Cunningham has lead projects and teams on future vehicles and systems design for companies such as Toyota and Mack Trucks, often authoring concepts intended for market, 10 to 20 years in advance.
He is an alumni of The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he studied industrial, transportation, and entertainment design, and as a result, can thoroughly respond to the perrenial question, ‘Which is better, New York or L.A.?’
Cunningham is an international lecturer on creativity and design theory, giving presentations as far afield as India and Greece. He currently teaches automotive design at Art Center and concept design at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. His automotive design work was recently featured in Robb Report and Robb Report Singapore, shortly following his teams’ success as a top 10 finalist in the Automobility L.A. 2060 design competition, alongside corporations such as Honda and Herman Miller.