I’m Matthew, I like a lot of you grew up on TNG + later Trek, and for me the Okuda/Sternbach manuals were much more interesting than the fiction novels, and I devoured the making of material as a kid. TNG’s blinky boxes got it into my head that I wanted to be a propmaker when I grew up - and so I became one! I’ve moved through different roles in the art department before eventually settling down as a graphic designer - I currently work on Doctor Who, and have just finished Red Dwarf, and a lot of the things I learned in footnotes in book and from VHS extras from the TNG art dept are still put in practice today.
TNG’s art style is still one that I love - the best props and sets in that show marry a really strong graphic ethos with industrial design. When I saw people making their own silkscreen rigs for their Tricorder rigs, well, I knew I was in the right place!