About

HOLIDAY MATINEE IS A CREATIVE INSPIRATION COMPANY.

We obsess over the people, projects, and ideas that inspire us. And we like to share them with you online, in books, on mixtapes, on apparel, and at events.

Work hard. Care hard. This is our motto.

WHY THE NAME HOLIDAY MATINEE?

Like most kids raised Jewish, there was no single day filled with more boredom than Christmas. While friends were opening presents, I ate Chinese food and played cards with my family. During high school, I started taking my Grandmother to see a matinee during Christmas. It was typically an over-the-top blockbuster but it was fun and has become a tradition ever since.

OUR STORY

It was the winter of 1999 while listening to The Beach Boys’, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” that Dave Brown founded Holiday Matinee. He had thirty bucks, a landline, and a shit-ton of motivation to get talented people the attention they deserve.

Over the past two decades, we’ve had the pleasure of working with great artists, brands, and companies on PR, branding, design, marketing, copywriting, and more. Our clients have included Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes, Microsoft, Starbucks, Delta, Ford, MTV, W Hotel, Airbnb, IDEO, and dozens more.

WHO ARE WE? 

Dave Brown

(Seattle, Washington)

Fave things: Creativity, kindness, content, banana bread, hockey (Let’s go Islanders!)

kiran

Kiran Umapathy

(Oakland, California)

Fave things: Community, indie print magazines, hosting record nights, skinny dipping, Hoodslam

catrina

Catrina Dulay

(San Diego, California)

Fave things: Cats, toasted butter-drenched brussel sprouts, traveling, reading, thinking about potential names for my future cats

monique

Monique Pouget

(San Diego, California)

Fave things: Google, riding bikes, illustration and hand lettering, swap meets, Wayne White and the doc Beauty is Embarrassing

gregory

Gregory Han

(Los Angeles, California)

Fave things: Vernacular architecture, mycology, kettlebells and H.I.I.T., omakase, making friends via Instagram

PAST CONTRIBUTORS

David Simon | Hannah Levy | Lisbeth Ortega