These are some designers who have had a powerful impact in the industry and you can get inspiration from.
John Maeda joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2013 as Design Partner, where he works within KPCB’s ProductWorks program helping entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to build design into their company cultures. He served as the 16th president of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) from 2008 through 2013. During his tenure, RISD saw increased applications, fundraising, and career placements. Prior to RISD, John spent 13 years at the MIT Media Lab as a professor and head of research.
Product design VP at Facebook. Zhuo, joined Facebook in May 2006, when she was just 22 years old. She was the company’s first intern when its social network was still largely limited to people with email addresses from educational institutions. After only a month she was hired fulltime as an engineer.
Matías is Vice President of Design at Google, he was the Director of Android User Experience.
He founded the Google Ventures design team in 2009 and pioneered the role of “design partner” at a venture capital firm. He has advised close to two hundred startups on product design, hiring, and team culture. Before joining Google Ventures, Braden led design for several Google products, including Gmail, Google Apps for Business, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Trends.
Jake Knapp created the Google Ventures sprint process and has run more than a hundred sprints with startups such as 23andme, Slack, Nest, and Foundation Medicine. Previously, Jake worked at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers. He is author of the Sprint Book.
Designer and author of the book “The Best Interface is No Interface” Golden Krishna currently works at Google on design strategy to shape the future of Android.