Matt Hepworth

Associate Professor of Interactive Design

Office: Potter Hall 206A

Email: mhepworth@

Matt Hepworth is an Associate Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), teaching Interactive Design and Illustration courses. Before arriving at MWSU, he taught courses in Graphic Design, Introduction to Art History, and Digital Photography. Pedagogically, he believes that integrating interdisciplinary design collaboration and reflective practice prepares students for 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 mixed media and illustration, non-profit business consultation and design service, and K-12 professional development. Design service includes higher education and national corporations, including CenturyLink, Microsoft, Moz, Volkswagen, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Washington State 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 129 Design Software Applications
ART 315 Illustration I
ART 344 User Experience (UX) Design
ART 349 Interactive Design I
ART 375 Illustration II
ART 449 Interactive Design II
ART 475 Illustration III
ART 494 Senior Seminar
ADM 615 Digital Compositing
ADM 640 Interactive Design (UI/UX)


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

Fall 2021, Virtual Hours (Zoom)

M/W: Not Available
T/R: 2:00–4:00 PM * Zoom Appointments
Friday: 2:00–3:00 PM * Zoom Appointments

* Zoom appointments can be scheduled ahead of time or based on a first-come, first-serve basis. A password will either be provided or available upon request. It is possible to reserve an appointment during virtual office hours by email, and preferably 1 day in advance. Virtual hours are subject to change during academic advising. Academic advising is only offered during the assigned advising dates.

Selected Juried Exhibitions

International, National, Regional

  • “The Schwa Show Exhibit,”
    Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Greenville, NC
  • “Real People 2020: 20th Anniversary Exhibit,”
    Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
  • “Room For One,” Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • “June Group Exhibit,” Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • “Small Works,” Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY
  • “Unconventional: An Exhibition of Unusual Materials & Found Objects,”
    d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
  • “Figure That! 2nd Annual Exhibit,”
    3 Square Art Gallery LLC, Fort Collins, CO
  • “Paying Tribute to the Muse,” Vanessa Lacy Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • “Perspectives: MWSU Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition,”
    Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
  • “Positive/Negative,” East Tennessee State University,
    Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN
  • “Equality Matters– Conversations on Gender and Race,”
    William Woods University, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Fenton, MO
  • “The Beauty of Our Beasts, Friend of the Shelter,”
    Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
  • “Light and Shadow,” William Woods University,
    Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Fenton, MO
  • “Souvenirs of Summer,” Center for Art and Education, Charleston, SC
  • “AKMA Membership Exhibition,”
    Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
  • “Nine :: Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition,”
    Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
  • “St. Joseph Arts Society Annual Fundraiser,”
    Paradox Theatre, St. Joseph, MO
  • “MWSU-AKMA Biennial Faculty Exhibition,”
    Potter Gallery, St. Joseph, MO