Matt Griffin is a designer and founder of Bearded. He has a great love for letterpress printing, which he acquired while attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Matt is an avid advocate for collaboration in design, and has been published in A List Apart and .net magazine.
He is one of the creators of Wood Type Revival, a successfully Kickstarter-funded project which seeks out lost historic wood type and converts it into digital fonts for modern designers.
Matt believes that bringing together the knowledge and expertise of designers, developers and their clients is of paramount importance for the creation of successful designs. His work is governed by the idea that design should be driven by a clear user-centric purpose, rather than by subjective aesthetic concerns.
Previous to entering the world of graphic design, Matt was an active musician in Bloomington, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. He performed on a number of records for various bands, and toured extensively in North America and Europe. Somehow his college band got sort of famous in Japan, which is a long story.
Matt lives in Pittsburgh’s East End with his lovely and talented wife Elizabeth and their adorable son Argus.
- Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff without Mockups on A List Apart
- What's Your Vertical? on the Bearded Blog
- Improvising in the Boardroom on A List Apart
- Mocking Up Is Hard To Do on the Bearded Blog
- Don't Go It Alone: Collaborative Web Design on .net magazine
- The Medium Is The Message on the Bearded Blog
- Fewer Is More on the Bearded Blog