Associate Professor of Interactive Design
Office: Potter Hall 202B
Matt Hepworth is an Associate Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), teaching Interactive Design, User Experience (UX) Design, and Digital 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 and strategists.
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.
Spring 2023, Office Hours
* Please email in advance to schedule an office appointment, and identify whether to meet in person or virtually via Zoom. Scheduling is determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. A password will be provided or available upon request when meeting virtually. It is required to reserve an appointment by email, preferably 1 day in advance. Office hours are subject to change during academic advising. Academic advising is only offered during the assigned advising dates.
Selected Juried Exhibitions
International, National, Regional