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Max Burton  

CEO and Chief Designer at MATTER

Max Burton, IDSA, founded MATTER in San Francisco in 2012. His company focuses on experience design and product innovation. Burton has worked as a product, interaction and experience designer for more than two decades with much of his recent career delivering new consumer products and services enabled by emerging technologies.

Previously, Burton served as global lead for product design at frog; creative director for Tech Lab at Nike; and VP of product at Smart Design in New York City.

He holds a master’s degree in industrial design from the Royal College of Art in London and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design (engineering) from the Manchester Metropolitan University. Burton is an adjunct professor at the California College of Art.

Burton’s work has been exhibited at Museum of Modern Art and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City; Design Museum in London; and Chicago Athenaeum. His work has received numerous IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEAs) and holds 13 patents.

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