- Director's Office
John Maeda is an American executive spearheading a new convergence across the design and technology industries. He recently joined Automattic as global head of computational design + inclusion and previously served as design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a world-leading venture capital firm. An internationally recognized speaker and author, his books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code, and Redesigning Leadership. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, an MBA from Arizona State University, and a PhD from University of Tsukuba in Japan.