Matt Griffin

Designer and Founder, Bearded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matt Griffin

Designer and Founder, Bearded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Matt Griffin is a designer and founder of the web design consultancy Bearded. He's a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by net magazine and A List Apart, where he writes the regular column on How We Work.

He's also a letterpress printer, and one of the creators of Wood Type Revival, a project which seeks out lost historic wood type and converts it into digital fonts for modern designers.

As if that weren't enough, Matt is also the director of the documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future.

Matt lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Elizabeth, and his son Argus. Previous to entering the world of design, Matt was an active musician (drums, mostly) in Bloomington, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. He toured all over the place with a few indie bands, and played on a fair number of records. Somehow he got sort of famous in Japan, which is a long story.

  • Work
    • Bearded
  • Education
    • Indiana University Bloomington