Matthew Maloney

Matthew Maloney

Matthew Maloney

Matthew Maloney

Associate chair
  • B.F.A., computer art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2002
  • M.F.A., animation, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2004
First year at SCAD:

"I like working with students. Their ideas are generally less restrained. Creativity still matters a great deal. With student projects, money isn't part of the process. We're left with pure creation driven towards nothing but an increase in skill, an exploration of new methods, and the development of interesting and compelling work."


Maloney directed a film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. He also has worked on projects that screened on five continents and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art. He has worked on freelance projects in stop motion and 3D digital animation, game design, motion graphics, special effects, and live-event production. He has been involved with screenings at festivals including the London International Animation Festival, the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Black Maria, the Hearts and Minds Documentary Film Festival and Cannes. In addition, he co-produced the touch-table game and Indiecade finalist "Black Bottom Parade."

Awards, recognition and honors

MT Maloney Custom Jewelry listed in counter-culture press as one of the top five skull ring designers in the world.

Publications and presentations

  • "Creative Synthesis: The Anchorite and the Noble Failure," Mezmer, 2010.
  • “Digital Diegesis,” Webvisions Barcelona
  • “Adventures in Game Design,” Webvisions Portland

Previous Positions

Department chair and instructor at the School of Communication Arts in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina; independent filmmaker and freelance animator, Washington, D.C.; gallery exhibitor, Atlanta, Georgia; owner and chief designer, MT Maloney Custom Jewelry; owner of Ocean Floor Studios, Georgia; animation works include "King Rust," "Bill" and "The Anchorite"

Courses Taught

  • ANIM 250 Digital Form, Space and Lighting
  • ANIM 270 Principles of Screen Design
  • ANIM 312 2-D Animation Production
  • ANIM 313 3-D Animation Production
  • ANIM 385 Concept Development for Animation
  • ANIM 408 Senior Animation Project I
  • ANIM 448 Senior Animation Project II
  • ANIM 459 The Short Short
  • ANIM 721 Storyboarding and Previsualization
  • ANIM 753 Animation Studio I: Thesis Development
  • ANIM 775 Animation Studio II: Thesis Production