About me

A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Art, Matt is an illustrator, author and instructor. He has spent the past 15 years working with clients in print and online including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Penguin Books, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Smithsonian, Variety, Buzzfeed, and many others. His illustrations focus primarily on global politics, criminal justice, social inequality, immigration and poverty. Over the past ten years he has taught illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The School of Visual Arts. Matt has written two books on drawing, has an extensive exhibition career internationally, and is senior curator at artreprenuer.


Animation, Art Direction, digital illustration, drawing, Painting, Teaching

Sector Experience

Arts, Fine Art, Illustration


Society of Illustrators Silver Medal for Animation, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal for Editorial Illustration


Boston Globe, Criterion Colection, Harpers, New Republic, New York Times, New Yorker, Politico, ProPublica, Texas Monthly, The Guardian, Washington Post

Trade Associations

3x3, American Illustration, Communication Arts, society of illustrators

Currently No Recommendations
Top 25 Artist Project featured:Syria's Lost Generation - Matt Rota
on 9th November 2021
Tagged Job Titles
New York
Skill Level
Creativepool member since 9 November 2021