Leon  Cate

Leon Cate

Leon Cate graduated from UCLA's Arts and Architecture School with a bachelor's degree in Design | Media Arts in 2005. Since then he has worked as an art director for The Ant Farm, working on major movie studio print campaigns for Shrek, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, The New World and more. He was also Senior Art Director for Studio Number One (the commercial leg of Shepard Fairey's OBEY GIANT machine) making graphics and campaigns for Obey Clothing, Swindle Magazine, and the commercial clients of the studio including Dewar's White Label, Virgin Megastore America, Slacker, Toyota, Adidas, and more. Today he runs (and does all the graphics for) MFG, his events production company, which includes producing two weekly parties in Los Angeles: Dance Right on Thursday nights in Downtown LA and PYT on Friday nights in Hollywood in addition to Swimming with Sharks at The Standard Downtown, the HARD event series, the VICE Magazine Colt 45 Tour and more. Matt lives! in Los Angeles, wishing he simultaneously lived in New York, London, Paris, and Rome as well. Email: