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Meet the Team

Gen. Mateo

Gen. Mateo

CEO / COO / Glorious Cultural Leader

Matt Van Hood

Matt Van Hood

Tortured Artist/ Art Director

Matt Jobs

Matt Jobs

Director of Technology

Miss Buttercup

Miss Buttercup

Unpaid Intern

Okay, in truth, it's a one-man operation

( And, technically, there's more than one cat. )

Matt Hood is the chief creative mammal behind Graphics Without Borders.

Now living near Frankfurt, Germany, Matt was born and raised near Kansas City. He left Kansas after college and has since lived and worked in Washington, D.C.; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; and now Wiesbaden, Germany. Each new location — and cultural immersion — has informed and influenced Matt’s work.

Matt’s professional background is in daily journalism. (He spent almost a decade as a designer and graphics editor at The Washington Post.) But there was always an artist underneath. And his unique background might make him the exact artist you or your publication is looking for.

He starts each new piece with a sensible, Midwestern aesthetic. He expands it a bit with the cultural and creative influences of years living abroad. And then he ties it all up with his journalistic, no-nonsense ability to collaborate and make something beautiful before deadline.

Use the contact form to get in touch, and see if Matt Hood’s Graphics Without Borders might be the artistic solution you need.

Matt Hood

(and Padooshka, the other unpaid intern)

Accomplished in:

  • Vector and pixel illustration

  • Editorial illustration

  • Layout and design

  • HTML and CSS

  • Collaborating with a team

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Being generally understood in English, German, French and Russian

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