Mars City Design

Dec 2016 - Oct 2017

skills 2D & 3D illustration, document layout, logo design, creative direction, motion graphics, video production, poster design, professional writing, extensive research.

description I worked with Carnegie Mellon physics professor Diane Turnshek to design a Martian colony for the international Mars City Design contest. Over the course of 2017, I produced a series of illustrations, documents, videos, and posters containing a comprehensive plan for the Chromatopolis, a partially buried structure to be built in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars's northern hemisphere. Upon making it to the final round of competition, I was invited to Los Angeles, where I accepted the award for second place worldwide in the Architecture category on behalf of my team. see full colony plan (58 MB)

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Matt Finlay is a writer, designer, and artist based in San Antonio, TX. He builds literary and visual narratives for brands, ideas, initiatives & individuals.