Matthew Chen is a Melbourne based art director and photographer. Upon graduating from RMIT studying advertising, he went on to take the national top spot at AWARD School at just 21 years old. Since then he has been working on clients including Cadbury, AHM, Drinkwise, Supercheap Auto, Aus Post, Formula 1, Macpac, Grill'd, BCF, Asahi and more. Matthew is also part of the MADC Creative Circle.

In addition to his work as an art director, Matthew has been a freelance photographer for over 7 years. Starting out in event photography, he is now specialising in theatre rehearsal, production stills, and headshot photography.


2024 - Present | Art Director at Ogilvy Australia

2024 | AWARD School Tutor

2021 - 2022 | Junior Art Director at The Monkeys 

2021 | Internship at Leo Burnett Melbourne

2021 | AWARD School

2018 - 2020 | Bachelor of Communication [Advertising] with Distinctions at RMIT


MADC Creative Showcase 2022 Best in Film for 'It's Okay to Say Nay'

AWARD School 2021

- National Winner

- State (VIC) Winner

- First Ever “Commercial Creativity” Brief Winner