Materials & Methods is a multidisciplinary design studio, specializing in integrated digital media, content creation and digital art. We are committed to developing meaningful and inspiring applications for creative technology within the built environment. 


Our design studio was founded in 2010 by Jeff Grantz. We collaborate with a wide range of architects, developers, and owners who seek to use digital technologies to create thoughtful, engaging, and seamlessly integrated user experiences. Our team of designers, artists, and creative technologists engage digital technologies as tools to develop unique and memorable experiences and installations. Our creative process is well informed by real project experience, emboldened by 15 years of successful design and implementation; we approach each project, despite budgetary constraints or technical challenges, as an opportunity to engage and inspire.

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Jeff Grantz - Founder & Owner

Before founding the Boston-based creative studio Materials & Methods, Jeff attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he later taught in the departments of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Foundation Studies. Jeff has worked for the last 20 years as a multidisciplinary designer, creative technologist, owner’s representative and project developer.

In 2010 he founded Materials & Methods in Boston. Since that time the firm has designed and implemented nearly 100 medium to large scale projects which continue to push industry standards and set new precedents for creative applications of technology within the built environment. Jeff is also the founder and director of the ILLUMINUS festival in Boston, which has become the city’s largest contemporary digital arts festival, showcasing the intersection of science, art, and technology as well as the power of creative intervention in public spaces.

Jeff has most notably designed and integrated digital media installations for the Boston Convention Center, Converse’s World Headquarters, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship the Ovation of the Seas, and Harvard’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In addition, Materials & Methods has won numerous industry awards including: DSE Digital Media Installation of the Year in both 2010 and 2013, the Digi Award for Creative Content, and the A.R.E Retail Environment of the Year in 2013.

Jeff is now the Director of Creative Technologies for Design Communications Ltd. in Boston.


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