An innovator, artist, protagonist, and positive provocateur, Marie has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life.
Under her leadership, Hot Studio, the experience design firm she founded in 1997, grew into a full-service creative agency with an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients.
She sold Hot Studio to Facebook in 2013 and today she is an independent consultant and an advocate for designing for “unintended consequences”.
Her book “Rise of the DEO” explores why the coupling of creativity and business acumen produces leaders most capable of solving increasingly complex business problems.
Hear Maria speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about rallying around a shared vision to operate at scale.