|Matt Owen graduated from Harding in December 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. While at Harding, he was a member of Alpha Tau Epsilon and married his wife, Elizabeth in May of 2001 after their junior year. They have a 3 year old daughter named Jane.|
After graduation, Owen went to work for Stone Ward, an Ad Agency in Little Rock. He is currently a Senior Art Director at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock, the largest ad agency in the state of Arkansas. He has been with CJRW for six years and currently does graphic design, web design and art direction on broadcast for accounts like Stamp Out Smoking, Hot Springs Tourism, The Oxford American and Riceland.
Owen has received many awards and recognitions for his work. He started a blog, brickhut.wordpress.com, in 2010 that has been featured in Business Insider, SlashFilm, Forbes Blog, Entertainment Weekly and Film Independent. He won the 48 Hour Film Festival 2012 and also won five National ADDYs in June of that year. In 2013, Owen was chosen by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences to be one of ten international artists to participate in the very first “For Your Consideration” art show as part of the 2013 Oscar Weekend. He was also chosen by director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In the Air) to do all the posters for his acclaimed Live Read series as well as the premiere poster for “Young Adult”. Owen was also the winner of Simon and Schuster’s national cover design contest for “Fahrenheit 451”.
Owen said he relishes his time at Harding for the unique array of people from around the world he was able to build relationships with.
“Harding was a great place to meet lifelong friends,” Owen said. “So many people from so many different areas of the world have gone to Harding. It really shows what reach the university has.”
|January||Emily Gemma '10|
|December||John Rogers '04|
|November||Liz Yielding '12 and Lauren Schlabach '11|
|October||Laura Walker '09 and Cristie Merritt '11|
|September||Justin Spring '03|
|August||Chris Holman '04|
|July||Joanna Waller '03|
|June||Danielle John '12|
|May||Meredith Fear '08|
|April||David Condolora '06|
|March||John Hite '11|
|February||Jessica '09 and Spencer '10 Wilson|