Born in San Antonio, Texas and raised across the United States, Eduardo (Eduard) Matamoros is an educator and multidisciplinary designer who only recently relocated to Seattle. He has nearly twenty years of experience across the fields of art, design, education, games, and humanities. With a focus on design strategy and user experience, Eduard has consulted with clients large and small, including UPS, Staples, the U.S. Air Force, BMW, SXSW, Columbia University, as well as start-ups and dotcoms across a range of verticals.
In addition to his commercial practice, Eduard is also an accomplished educator. His pedagogy reflects a project-based learning approach to digital media, with an emphasis on computational literacy and workplace readiness. As a doctoral student at Columbia University working under two National Science Foundation grants, he published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on educational game development as well as mindset development in students. Eduard has served as an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. Additionally, he has developed visual design curricula for and taught courses at General Assembly’s New York City, Austin, and Atlanta campuses.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Eduard earned his Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. His personal interests include health, wellness, and behavior change. When he's not pushing pixels, you can usually find Eduard trying to push heavy things at CrossFit Belltown.