I’m Matt Hood, the illustrator and graphic designer behind
Graphics Without Borders
My brand is built on the belief that beautiful illustrations and great graphic design know no bounds. They aren't confined by a state line or a date line.
Now living near Washington D.C., I was born and raised near Kansas City. I left the Midwest after college and have since lived and worked near Seattle, Washington; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; and Wiesbaden, Germany. Each new location – and cultural immersion – has informed and influenced my work.
An artist at heart, I was educated and trained as a print journalist, and I spent more than 10 years in the trenches of daily newspapers as a designer and graphics editor. With that background to call on, I can effectively work as part of a team and meet deadline while staying flexible and making the edits and alterations that are inevitable in the creative process.
Awards & Recognitions
3 x 3 INternational Illustration Awards
ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS (AOI) WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS
Worldwide Top 500
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION ILLUSTRATION CONTEST