John Maeda

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John Maeda (born 1966) is an American executive, designer, and technologist. He was a Professor at the MIT Media Lab for 12 years, after which he served as the President of Rhode Island School of Deign from 2008-2013. Thereafter he worked as a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and as the Global Head (Computational Design and Inclusion) at Automattic, amongst other roles. Maeda was one of the pioneers of interactive motion graphics, now widely found on the internet. In 2008, Esquire named Maeda one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century. He has also received several design awards and Honorary doctorates.