Matt Templeton is an artist, designer and educator. His work has been exhibited internationally, received critical acclaim and is in various collections and publications. He has worked as a designer with businesses of all shapes and sizes. He is currently working as a Principal Design Strategist in Philips Experience Design. He has been a professor of art and design at many different schools including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and RISD. The thread through all of Matt’s work is human-centered design; creative confidence; and helping people work with more skillfulness, effectiveness and delight. In his free time Matt enjoys surfing the cold waters off of New England and making music with his daughter. He plays well with others and always cleans up after himself.


  • M.F.A. The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 2003
  • B.F.A. The Art Institute of Boston, 2000
  • Daytona State College, Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Cambridge University, English Literature

Awards and Recognition

  • Red Dot Award for Design Thinking, Philips Experience Design, 2023

Selected Publication

  • Transform with Design: Creating New Innovation Capabilities with Design Thinking
    Edited by Jochen Schweitzer, Sihem BenMahmoud-Jouini, and Sebastian Fixson

Selected Presentations

  • Health Management Academy, Fall 2023
  • Elizabeth Doyle Foundation, Spring 2023
  • Health Management Academy, Fall 2022
  • Cancer Care Home Summit with the American Cancer Society, Fall 2022
  • Center for Health Design, Summer 2022