Mat Gurda

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Associate Creative Director
WD Partners

Originally from upstate New York, Mat attended school at the Cleveland Institute of Art with a dual focus in interior design and product design. He has worked with a variety of firms in the Midwest, including the Exhibit Design Studio within General Motors. As a senior designer with WD Partners (Dublin, Ohio), Mat owns the creative ideation within a given project, and he’s played a lead role in a wide variety of concept work across many industries. His strong visualization skills are realized through hand sketches and Adobe Photoshop, taking his ideas to paper with speed. Additionally, Mat is an adjunct college professor, teaching within the design programs at both The Ohio State University and the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD).

Interactive Workshop: Sometimes the Best Ideas Die: Why Today’s Design Methodologies are Destroying the Basics of Communicating Ideas