Maurice Woods is a graphic designer and the Founder and Executive Director of the Inneract Project. Maurice graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a BFA and MFA in Visual Communication Design. He played basketball as an undergraduate and professionally worldwide for 7 years. In 2003, Maurice returned to the University of Washington as a graduate student, teaming up with the UW Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GOMAP) and the Visual Communication department to bring his design skills to the community, developing the Inneract Project, a program to teach inner city youth and the community about the power of design.
In his professional career, Maurice worked on various retail, exhibit and identity programs for clients such as Nike, Greyhound, Experience Music Project (EMP), Priceline.com, the San Francisco Muni Transportation Association (SFMTA), and Saint Mary's College of California. Maurice has lectured nationally and internationally, served on the Board of the AIGA San Francisco and nationally as a Board of Advisor for the Diversity Archive Exhibition and Design Ignites Change.