Matthew graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in advertising in May
of 2021 and got married to his wife Lauren shortly after. Matthew has 6+ years of experience
with graphic design, branding, social media marketing, and creative campaign creation. He is
passionate about creating beautiful and engaging material that inspires and hooks people in.
Before Dickerson Bakker, Matthew was the lead creative at Sportsman’s Finest in Austin Texas.
Responsible for social media content, print ads, event planning, and point-of-purchase
marketing, as well as running his own kydex holster manufacturing department which he
started from scratch.
In college, he co-owned and ran a rock climbing, mountain biking, and fly fishing company
called Texas Wild that partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife to teach people about outdoor
recreational activities. He worked as a designer creating branded shirts, hats, and bumper
stickers that were sold on the e-commerce website as well as a guide who taught clients how to
rock climb, fly fish, and more.
Matthew was inspired to pursue advertising by his father James Mikus who spent 30+ years in
the industry as the Chief Creative Officer at McGarrah Jessee creating campaigns for Yeti,
Costa De Mar, and Frost Bank.
Matthew currently lives in Austin Texas with his wife Lauren and their golden retriever puppy
Bear. He and his wife love nothing more than going out to the family ranch in Independence
Texas, riding horses, and spending time with their family.