Brian A. Richards, co-founder and production director of THE COLLECTIONS™, is joining Matte PR as art director in residence. Brian will be collaborating directly with Matte PR’s president, Heidi Ruggier, providing turnkey brand development services bringing together fashion, technology and PR amplification. In his new role as art director in residence at Matte PR, Brian will continue to provide services to manage and build Canadian fashion brands while offering Matte PR’s eclectic client roster art direction and event production management.
“I’ve collaborated with a wide range of clients in fashion, from new designers and established organizations, to international retail brands and products. Now, I am excited to join Matte PR as art director in residence, continuing to support our incredible industry here in Canada. I am equally eager to bring what I’ve learned over a decade to an entirely new set of brand categories. After all, everyone wants to be ‘in fashion’ – regardless of the product,” says Brian A. Richards, art director in residence, Matte PR.
Brian’s work with Toronto Fashion Week (2010-2019) has seen him grow into one of Toronto’s most experienced fashion event producers.
This addition represents Matte PR’s continued growth as a 360° consultancy with its roster of talented in-house collaborators, integrated marketing agency 7C Laboratories and architectural design firm MUOI Studio. Matte PR is a one-stop shop with a truly integrated approach, combining public relations, event activations, content production, e-commerce, website development, and built environments – all under one roof.