Matt Hepworth

Associate Professor of Interactive Design

Office: Potter Hall 202B

Email: mhepworth@

Matt Hepworth is an Associate Professor at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), teaching Interactive Design, User Experience (UX) Design, Graphic Design, and Digital Illustration. Before arriving in 2015, he taught Graphic Design, Intro. to Art History, and Digital Photography. 

In addition to teaching, Matt served in the design industry as a senior designer and illustrator for 12 years involved in art direction, commercial and fine art illustration, 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.

Pedagogically, he believes that integrating interdisciplinary design collaboration and reflective practice prepares students to become inveterate design thinkers and strategists. Having met his wife in New Zealand, he enjoys traveling, photography, biking, cooking, culinary experiences, concept creation and modeling, 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 493 Art & Design Internship
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 2023, Office Hours

M/W: Not Available * In-Person and Zoom
T/R: 2:00–4:00 PM    Appointments
Friday: 9:00–10:00 AM

* Students: 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, and Regional

  • “SAGE 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition,”
    SAGE Exhibition Gallery, Sheridan, WY
  • “Still: Beauty In The Ordinary; In The Stillness,”
    Art Fluent Gallery, Boston, MA
  • “The Schwa Show Exhibit,”
    Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Greenville, NC
  • “Real People: 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