Inspiration comes in many forms for designers. But for Matt Dick (Individualized Major 1997) inspiration comes from a simple act that takes place all over the world, every day. “People getting dressed. Everywhere. Then and now. That is what inspires my work.”
Dick is the founder of Small Trade Company, a San Francisco–based workshop and studio, begun in 2010. “We develop products of our own, and we develop projects with other people,” Dick told Station to Station.
“I try to keep this space really without parameters. The team works on everything.” His designs are in stores and boutiques all over the world: Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Dallas, and all around the San Francisco Bay Area.
The famed event designer Stanlee Gatti has gone on record with the San Francisco Chronicle that he calls on Dick “for everything wearable. I just love the ease with which he greets people and situations.”