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Eiji Matthews


Teaching Artist, Illustrator


Philadelphia, PA


Visual Artist with a passion for comics and the many ways that one can express their thoughts in different art mediums.


Teaching Creative Writing since 2015 and Character Design since 2009, Eiji has worked with students in the collaborative arts initiative, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. Eiji taught students throughout the Philadelphia area how to write and develop characters for the comic book medium, and how to channel their hidden strengths and talents through comic book design.

Eiji's background is in Communications, finishing her studies at the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2008.
Eiji also completed a several week course in Learning Computer Programming in Python with the University of Toronto in 2013.


Creative Writing Visual Artist

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

Philadelphia, PA · 04/2016 – 06/21/2016

Creative Writing Teacher


Washington, DC · 07/2015 – 07/2015

Visual Arts Teacher

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

Philadelphia, PA · 06/2010 – 07/2010

Visual Arts Teacher

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

Philadelphia, PA · 07/2009 – 07/2009

Teaching Artist

Moore College of Art & Design

Philadelphia, PA · 07/22/2019 – 08/02/2019

In the Young Artists Workshop, I worked with students in grades 6th-12th, teaching students how to create characters and Japanese style (manga) comics.


Non Degree Program

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada · 08/2013 – 10/2013

Bachelor’s of Science in Communications

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA · – 2008


LSNEC PAEP Moore College of Art & Design


Comic book design, Creative Writing, Character Design, Creative Direction, Art Education


Illustration, Character Design, Comic book design, Creative Writing