Maurice Woods

Maurice Woods is the executive director and founder of Inneract Project. He created Inneract Project’s design education framework, which serves as the program’s core curriculum. As executive director, he provides leadership for volunteer staff, helps set organization and education policy, and develops IP’s strategic vision. Maurice graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA and MFA in visual communication design. He played basketball as an undergraduate and professionally worldwide for seven years. Since graduating, Maurice has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at multiple colleges, lectured nationally and internationally, and contributed to various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal.

Maurice served as Co-Chair of Education for the AIGA San Francisco and nationally on the Board of Advisors for the Diversity Archive Collection exhibition. Currently, he sits on the board for Design Ignites Change. Professionally, Maurice worked as a designer at one of the world’s top agencies, Pentagram Design. He designed extensive identity, retail, exhibit, and interactive programs for clients such as Nike, Greyhound, Symantec,, and Google. He has won multiple design awards, has been featured in publications, and is also a Jefferson Award winner. He currently works as a design lead at Yahoo.


Inneract Project: Bringing design to the community

January 20, 2016

Traditional education offers underserved students of color little to no access to design training that could provide them with design awareness, knowledge, or skills. The Inneract Project aims to change that.