School failed me pretty much my whole life. I learned how incompetent I was, how inadequate. What would I have become if I had been empowered instead of eroded?
Matthew S. Kressy
Head of Innovation & Trustee
An expert in design and management, Matt is the Founding Director of the MIT Integrated Design & Management (MITidm) master’s degree program. Since 1999, Matt has co-taught collaborative courses at top schools including the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Harvard Business School. As an entrepreneur and founder of Designturn, he has designed, invented, engineered, and manufactured products for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Matt believes in interdisciplinary, collaborative, design-driven product development derived from deep user research, creative concept generation, and rapid prototype iteration. He is passionate about enabling more people to implement these critical elements in the design process.
B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design
WHAT HE’D WHISPER IN THE EAR OF HIS 15-YEAR-OLD SELF
“Believe in yourself. Hold on to integrity, truth, and love, and things will work out more beautifully than you could imagine.”