Matty Blatt graduated from UNCA in 2020 and received a BA in Philosophy with distinction. They were a costume shop assistant at UNCA for three years, then fitted and altered wedding gowns at David’s Bridal in Raleigh, NC, and made costumes on commission. In 2019 they built and altered costumes at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and in 2020 they made traditionally tailored garments and gowns at the Santa Fe Opera.