Matt Rowland


University of Northern Iowa | May 2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design)
GPA 3.85–Magna Cum Laude

Cedar Rapids Prairie High School | 2001
GPA 4.00


Hart Associates, Art Director
February 2015–Present
Maumee, Ohio

MADHOUSE, Senior Designer
October 2013–February 2015
Toledo, Ohio

As a Senior Designer I was responsible for design solutions from concept to completion. I focused on identity and print design but also provided branding for web and video applications.

Clients included, Bowling Green State University, Buckeye Cable Systems, The Cherry Street Mission, Owens Corning, Rocket Ventures, The Toledo Arts Commission, The Toledo Mud Hens, and The Toledo Museum of Art.

NORTH Design, Designer
November 2006–October 2013
Toledo, Ohio

In a studio setting, I was responsible for projects spanning all media. I participated in all phases of the creative process and brought a focus to electronic and digital media design in addition to traditional print design skills.

I had the opportunity to work with national and international clients including, Around the Rings, Carhartt, Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Committee, Doha 2016 Olympic Bid Committee, Moscow 2010 Youth Olympic Games Bid, Sochi 2014 Olympic Bid Committee, Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Bid Committee, Russia 2018–2022 World Cup Bid Committee, and HCR Manor Care.

Hearst Center for the Arts, Designer/Instructor
May 2004–October 2006
Cedar Falls, Iowa

As the sole Graphic Designer I created all of the printed materials produced for the Art Center. I worked with printers in conjunction with our budget to create the best possible solution for each event. In addition, I served as a part-time classroom instructor for school aged children and was a Summer Camp Counselor (2006).

ITS Educational Technology, Web Designer
May 2003–May 2005
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

I worked with a design team to create webpages and logos for UNI affiliated clients. I met with clients to propose ideas and make revisions, and worked in conjunction with web developers.

Camp Adventure Youth Services, Camp Counselor
Summer 2005 and Summer 2003
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Provided school age care for military children.
Würzburg, Germany 2005
Yokota, Japan 2003


AIGA Toledo

Board Member |
February 2017-Present

Vice President
May 2016-February 2017

President | January 2013–May 2016
I oversaw the development of the Chapter and facilitate monthly board meetings. I also led
the Executive Committee and helped plan and organize community events.

Community Outreach Chair | January 2012-January 2013
I established community partnerships with design and creative organizations.

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo

Art in Public Places, Board Member | March 2012-Present
I initiate and maintain partnerships between AIGA Toledo and the Toledo Arts commission.


2017 1 Gold, 1 Silver Addy Award
2016 AIGA Toledo, Sit&Tell Project
2016 1 Gold, 1 Silver Addy Award
2015 AIGA Toledo, Away with Words
2015 1 Bronze Addy Award
2014 AIGA Toledo, Popcorn Posters
2014 1 Silver Addy Award
2013 AIGA Toledo, Rock, Paper, Sizzle
2013 AIGA Toledo, Artomatic Exhibition
2013 AIGA Toledo, International Design Awards, HOW Magazine
2012 8 x 8 Exhibition, Launch Pad Cooperative
2012 AIGA Colorado Bordobello
2012 AIGA Toledo Half & Half
2012 AIGA Toledo You Are Here
2011 Korean Advertising Award - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Bid
2011 AIGA Detroit Design Re:View, NORTH Best of Show
2010 Urban Forest Project Toledo
         Judged by James Victore, Marian Bantjes, & Chris Rubino
2009 District Addy Awards (3 Silver)
         Fifth District American Advertising Federation
2009 6 Gold, 2 Silver Addy Awards
2009 AIGA Design Charrette Participant
2008 2 Gold, 1 Silver Addy Awards, Best of Show Print Award
2007 1 Gold Addy Award
2006 ADAI Award of Excellence, Illustration
2004–2006 UNI Department of Art, Full Tuition Scholarship
2005 Carrie Chapman Catt Childhood Home: Museum Design Team
2005 North American Review Award of Excellence, Annual Student Show
2005 Merit Award UNI Department of Art, Annual Student Show
2005 ADAI Best of Category, Poster Design
2004 Merit Award UNI Graphic Design Alumni, Annual Student Show
2004 Golden Key International Honor Society
2003–2004 UNI Department of Art, Half Tuition Scholarship
2002 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
2002 Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
2001 Kappa Sigma Renaissance Man Scholarship, Program Leadership
1998 Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout Rank