Department of Art

Matt Hepworth

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Assistant Professor of Art
Director of Interactive Design

Office: Potter Hall 206A  »  Map  »  PDF

Matt Hepworth is an Assistant Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), teaching courses in Interactive Design and Illustration. Prior to arriving at MWSU, he taught courses in Graphic Design, Art History, and Digital Photography. Pedagogically, he believes that integrating interdisciplinary design collaboration and reflective practice prepares students toward becoming inveterate design thinkers.

In addition to teaching, Matt served in the design industry as a senior designer and illustrator for 12 years involved in: art direction, front-end design and development, identity and print design, technical writing, usability testing, user-centered design, and 3D modeling. A recipient of regional, national, and international awards, recent work includes fine art illustration, non-profit business consultation, and service to K-12 professional development. Design service includes higher education and national corporations, including CenturyLink, Microsoft, SEO-Moz, Volkswagen, and Gonzaga University. Having met his wife in New Zealand, he enjoys traveling, photography, biking, culinary experiences, and writing.


Course #: Course Name:
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design
ART 229 Design Software Applications
ART 315 Illustration I
ART 349 Interactive Design I
ART 375 Illustration II
ART 388 Interactive Design II
ART 475 Illustration III
ADM 615 Digital Compositing (ADM)
ADM 640 Interactive Design (ADM)


M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design
B.A. Eastern Washington University

Spring 2018, Office Hours

MWF: 1 – 2 P.M. Walk-In & Email Appointments.
T-TH: 11 A.M. – 12 P.M. Walk-In & Email Appointments.

* Walk-in appointments are based on a first come, first serve basis.
It is possible to reserve an appointment during normal office hours
by email, 1 day in advance. Office hours are subject to change
during academic advising. Academic advising is only offered
during the assigned advising dates on the MWSU campus.

Lab Hours

M-F: 4:30 P.M. – Midnight
Sat.-Sun. 1 P.M. – Midnight

POT 204 and POT 200 are the main computer labs in Potter Hall.
Computers are also available on the 1st floor and 2nd floor
hallways. The building is closed when the MWSU Campus is closed.
To access labs, students must enter through the main entrance
and check in with the After Hours Student Monitor by providing
a current MWSU Student ID or After Hours Building Pass. The After Hours
Pass is available by contacting the department administrative
assistant or by visiting Potter 107A to obtain a pass.