Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Maeda is design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He served as president of Rhode Island School of Design and was professor and head of research at MIT Media Lab. Maeda’s books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code, and Redesigning Leadership, which expands on his Twitter feed, one of TIME magazine’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. Maeda chairs the eBay Design Advisory Council and serves on the boards of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy. He has received the White House’s National Design Award, and Esquire named him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century.