John Maeda

Automattic’s Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion

Prior to Automattic, Maeda was Design Partner for the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) where he partnered with over 100 technology startups to best leverage design in their business practices and growth. At KPCB, Maeda launched the #DesignInTech Report, together with Jackie Xu, Aviv Gilboa, and Justin Sayarath at SXSW 2015. When first released, this report quickly made the “Best of Slideshare” list with its comprehensive approach to identifying trends at the intersection of technology, business, and design in both private and public companies. He currently serves on the boards of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy, and is the author of a few books including The Laws of Simplicity, which has been translated into 14 languages.

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