Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Maeda is Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he works with KPCB’s entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to build design into their company cultures. He served as 16th president of Rhode Island School of Design from 2008-2013 and spent 13 years at MIT Media Lab as a professor and head of research. His career bridging the intersections of graphic design, computer science, art, education, and leadership earned him the distinction of being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire.
Maeda chairs the eBay Design Advisory Council, serves on the boards of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models. His books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code, and Redesigning Leadership, which expands on his Twitter feed @johnmaeda, one of TIME Magazine’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. He has received a variety of international awards for his creative work, including induction to the Art Director's Club Hall of Fame and the White House's National Design Award.