Matt Tognacci’s artistic vision has been bringing ideas to life for over a decade with his innovative custom sets and detailed studio environments. Matt has created original, realistic and fantastical surroundings for television, film, and special events. Born and raised in Boston Massachusetts, Matt’s inventive aesthetic sense was first inspired in the 80’s by Stan Lee, Silly Putty, and Friday Night Videos. After his studies in art and design led him to Los Angeles, Matt’s personal flair for style and originality emerged and it continues to evolve with his work as an in demand production designer. Matt has worn many hats in the art department, giving him a thorough knowledge of the workings of both on and off the set. Combined with an intuitive eye for detail, a keen awareness of budget issues and the ability to adapt quickly under pressure, Matt’s extensive experience reveals a unique perspective when managing his design team and collaborating with producers, directors, clients and all other departments.

2018 daytime EMMY award nominee: outstanding art direction, set decoration, scenic design
2017 daytime EMMY award nominee: outstanding art direction, set decoration, scenic design
2014 daytime EMMY award nominee: outstanding art direction, set decoration, scenic design
2013 daytime EMMY award WINNER: outstanding art direction, set decoration, scenic design

Production Design

ME TIME with Frangela Kids At Play/ Raycom Media
The Raw Word Streetwise Entertainment/ Syndicated
The Climate Reality Project Shoulder Hill Entertainment
The IMDB Show IMDB/ I.N.E. Entertainment
The Descendants 2 “Live After Party” Whalerock Industries / Disney Channel
MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Season 2 I.N.E./ Electric City Entertainment
American Beauty Star Herrick TV/ Lifetime
Callaway Live Callaway Golf Co.
Pretty Little Liars “VIP Wrap Party” Lussier/ Warner Bros
Dance Off Junior 2 Dance On Network
The T.D. Jakes Show 44 Blue Productions
Dance Moms Season 7 Kickoff Special Collins Ave / Lifetime
MVP (Most Valuable Partner) I.N.E./ Electric City Entertainment
The Real World 32 – Seattle Bunim/Murray Productions / MTV
Dance Off Junior Dance On Network
Dance Moms Season 6 Reunion Collins Ave/ Lifetime
Be The Idol Matador Content
Every Single Step I.N.E./ Trium Entertainment
Dance Moms Season 6 Kickoff Special Collins Ave / Lifetime
Disney 3X5 LIVE DiGa/ Disney
19th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards ADG Awards Committee
Child Genius 2 Shed Media / Lifetime
Dance Moms Season 5 Reunion Collins Ave / Lifetime
Hollyweed & Vine Wholly Cow Productions
The Talk CBS Television Studios
The Real World 25 – Las Vegas Bunim/Murray Productions / MTV
I Get That A Lot LMNO Productions / CBS
Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory MTV
The Swell Season “Low Rising” Soap Box Films / Director: Sam Beam
Reality Bites Back 3 Ball Productions / Comedy Central
Scott Baio is 46… And Pregnant 3 Ball Productions / VH1
I Know My Kid’s a Star 3 Ball Productions / VH1
The Firm Workout Gaim Home Video
Billy Blanks – AMPED Gaim Home Video
Sunny D “Fruit Oasis” (Commercial) Ambitious Entertainment
Top Flight “D12” (Commercial) Ambitious Entertainment
Comfort Zone (Commercial) Ambitious Entertainment
Colgate “Portraits” (Commercial) Pop Flash Productions
Best In Town Animal Planet
Smokin Hot Talk VH1
Entertainment Weekly – Must List VH1
The Shortlist 2003 MTV 2
Scratch And Burn MTV
Silent Radio (Short Film) Whale-Road Productions
Cart Racing “Adrenaline” Kontrast Films (Telly Award Winner)
Phil Vassar “Just Another Day In Paradise” Planet Video
Red Bull (Commercial) Straw Dogs
Silent Predators VonZerneck/ Sertner Films

Art Direction

Minute To Win It NBC Universal / NBC
Take The Money And Run Profiles Television Productions / ABC
The Sing Off 10th Planet Productions / NBC
The Whole 19 Yards Lock And Key Productions / CBS
Daisy of Love 51 Minds Productions / VH1
The Grove Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Bob Bain/Greg Sills Productions
Beat The Monkey (Pilot) City Lights / Cartoon Network
Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant Fox Sports
Beat The Blondes” (Pilot) 3 Ball Productions / VH1
The Tyra Banks Show Telepictures / CW Net
The Search For The Next Pussycat Doll CW Net
Master Of Champions Roslar Productions / ABC
Weekends At The DL Comedy Central
Beauty And The Geek 3 Ball Productions / WB
The Gift (Pilot) 3 Ball Productions / NBC
For Love Or Money 3 Ball Productions / NB