Matthew I. Jenkins has been making noteworthy cartoons for television and film since 1996. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in ’95 he began his career as an animation assistant on Cartoon Network’s cult hit, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”. Matt moved on to become Associate Studio Director and Animation Director at Primal Screen. After countless animated commercials, network packaging, and promos, he left Primal to start a company called Green Studios, working with Cartoon Network’s then fledgling Adult Swim, creating the original design and animation for “The Brak Show” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” pilots.
He then partnered in start-up Wild Hare Studios (WHS) in Atlanta, and later resumed solo at Matthew Jenkins Studio in New York, both small animation and design firms. As partner and creative director of WHS, Matthew kept producing design and animation for both Adult Swim series as well as new clients such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network On Air, Cartoon Network Latin America, and Cartoon Network Online. Meanwhile, he continued to expand on his illustration career working on DC Comics’ licensed cartoon properties, such as “Space Ghost Coast To Coast” and “Dexter’s Laboratory”, At Matthew Jenkin’s studio, he worked on a feature film, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters”. He also designed characters on three seasons of Adult Swim’s “The Venture Brothers”, season one of Comedy Central’s “Important Things with Demetri Martin”, and MTV’s animated “Friday”. He also expanded his work for DC creating illustration for the covers and interiors of several kid’s comics, including his childhood favorite, “Scooby-Doo”.
Since joining BARK BARK, as Director of Animation, Matt has collaborated on several noteworthy projects such as the new opening sequence for Adult Swim’s “Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1″ and animating Lucinda Williams’ first ever music video.