Meet Mat Nelson of Evin Creative
Originally a high school drop out, but went back and graduated. Hitched a ride to design school 13 hours away with only a couple/few hundred dollars in my pocket and with a lady, I met the day before. Was terrible at art while in college, and the professors even questioned my major choice. But I tackled it through technical know how until the creativity came (much later). I almost dropped out, but stuck with it, and learned the software as best as I could. Worked three jobs, 35-45 hrs./week for scholarship money and a little bit of money to survive on all while taking full load years straight. It built a crazy work ethic going through all that. Any free time I ever had, I wouldn’t go out or do anything else. I instead would hop on my computer and learn the software more and more. Practicing design any chance I got.
Fast forward five years after graduation, I started my own growing ad agency. It took off quickly and been fortunate to work with such brands as NASA, American Airlines, LG, GE, Boeing, Enkei Wheels, Frito Lays, Samsung, etc.
A few years ago, I went through some personal hardships, and out of that, I rebranded and also began a culture/brand that focuses on fitness and turning pain into fuel. Getting up, getting better, and that being your “come back.” I am currently growing that brand and motivating many to rebuild their lives after hardships.
High school drop out, went back and caught it up 3 years in 1.5 years. Hitched a ride to get to college 13 hours away with a lady I met the day before heading that way. Design projects were rated always very worst and last place every time while in design school. Had to work 3 jobs, 35-45 hrs per week to pay for college, and taking 18.5 credit hours on top of that, but maintained a 3.8-3.9 GPA. Built up a successful business in just a few short years, but went through some personal hardships and lost it all as well as what I knew as my family. And finally slowly but surely found my motivation to build it all back up just last year with my creative/personal project GET EVIN.
Brand creation & enhancement is our specialty. Primarily through print, digital advertising, web & interactive, advertising / marketing campaigns, and photography media. EVIN CREATIVE is a design agency that creates the strategy and visuals for brands — whether it’s a start-up, a fresh rebranding to a current brand, or enhancing established brands to convey their message to their audience by means of visual communications.
What sets us apart from others is probably our hard core intensity, discipline and drive to make our clients truly succeed. As we state, “we frankly give a damn about their success.” We bring our best — our very best — so that their message is communicated visually the best and most efficient way. And we work hard to get our clients’ noticed.
We are a creative agency that ditches the fluff and high price tag. We pride ourselves on efficiency, but also ensure every project is not just done, but done extremely well.
That my clients are happy with the results we give. We truly want them to go far, and if they do, we so love celebrating their success and so grateful that our ideas and execution helped bring that.
And in my personal life and philosophy, I define success as truly growing and becoming better as a human. To bring purpose to others’ lives, and if that involves creativity, all the better!