World-leading visionary, innovator, designer and author, Bruce Mau is committed to creative, healthy, ecological and economic abundance. He is the co-founder of Massive Change Network, which promotes the power and possibility of design to bring positive and holistic change on a global scale. His 25 years of achievement through design thinking include collaborations with Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, MoMA, Herman Miller, Shaw Industries, The New Meadowlands Stadium, Arizona State University, and countries such as Guatemala, Denmark, and Saudi Arabia. In 2009, Mau sold the studio he founded, Bruce Mau Design, to MDC Partners to focus on Massive Change Network.
Mau is the author and designer for several award-winning books, including Massive Change; Life Style; S,M,L,XL (in collaboration with architect Rem Koolhaas), and the iconic and celebrated ZONE BOOKS series. Translated into 17 languages, Mau’s “The Incomplete Manifesto for Growth” has been an inspiration with his aphoristic articulation of his personal philosophy and design strategies.
His collaboration, The Third Teacher, co-authored with OWP/P Architects and VS Furniture, presents a compendium of ways design can transform teaching and learning for students, families and teachers to thrive in tomorrow’s world.
Distinguished award highlights from Mau’s career include Contributing Editor, The World Post – A Partnership of the Huffington Post and the Berggreun Institute on Governance; the Global Creative Leadership Award from the Louise Blouin Foundation; the AIGA Gold Medal for Communication Design; being named the Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently Distinguished Fellow, Segal Design Institute, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University.