Heavy Eyes is a Brooklyn based visual display and object design studio. Founded by Matt Cavanaugh and Kathleen Scudder in 2016, Heavy Eyes specializes in the creation of bespoke windows, custom sculptures, spatial installations, toy and product design.
We offer services across a wide range of mediums: Art Direction, Concept + Design, Prototyping, Technical Drawings, Project Management, Research + Sourcing, Fabrication and Installation.
Our work emphasizes simple production methods, often using a single fabrication process. We value thoughtful designs based on ideas refined over and over again. We aim to source locally and ethically. Each piece is assembled by hand in our studio. We welcome collaborations of all kinds.
Heavy Eyes has recently been featured on Wired.com, Whitewall.art, Hypebeast.com, Highsnobiety.com and Designboom.com
Matt Cavanaugh, Co-owner
Trained as an architect, Matt graduated with a BFA in Architecture from UT Knoxville in 2006. His interest in product design drove him to get his MFA in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in 2014. He has worked in the New York window display and fabrication industry for over 7 years.
Kathleen Scudder, Co-owner
She has worked in the design industry in New York for over 7 years. Trained as a graphic designer, Kathleen graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD in 2010. She now applies her skills in design and illustration to the creation of beautiful concepts for visual displays and unusual product designs.