Mike Matas

How one software maverick is pioneering the future of digital publishing

Digital design prodigy Mike Matas combines the ease of navigating the physical world to create lifelike interfaces that feel so unobtrusive you hardly notice you’re using complex technology. Motivated by the desire to do things on a computer more like in reality, Matas set out to create virtual interfaces driven by touch. “If you want to do something [on a computer] you should just be …

Andrew Burdick

A people-driven architect rebuilding communities one project at a time

New York-based architect Andrew Burdick may not produce work with the flashy curves of a Gehry or distinguish himself with an iconic style like Meier’s glassy minimalism. Instead, Burdick lets the nature of each specific challenge dictate the project’s eventual form, harnessing the unique set of issues into beautifully-functional outcomes. One elegant example, a sports complex, increases the amount of usable space by simply elevating …

Jaime Hayon

Spanish artist-designer pushes the boundaries in striking form

Finding inspiration through observation, award-winning Spanish creative Jaime Hayon survives on a steady stream of design collaborations and consultancy gigs, all the while pushing the boundaries between art and design. Native to Madrid, Hayon spent his University years studying industrial design in both his hometown and Paris. Although Hayon excelled in his studies, he never felt too connected to the traditional and logical design curriculum. …