A profile of Matthew Bates ’96, group creative director at Active Interest Media, who collaborated with Oregon Quarterly staff on the magazine’s redesign.
In his nearly two decades working in magazine art departments, Matthew Bates ’96—now the group creative director for 16 titles at Active Interest Media in Boulder, Colorado—has helped a dozen publications reimagine themselves. “Magazines are never done,” he explains. “They’re living, breathing, and constantly evolving. Every issue is a new challenge.”