Welcoming John Maeda To Quirky’s Board Of Directors

Posted ago by Ben Kaufman

I’m thrilled & humbled to announce that John Maeda, the President of Rhode Island School Of Design, Author  of The Laws of Simplicity, MIT Media labber and all around amazing Design Thinker has joined Quirky’s Board of Directors.

John is one of the most respected and influential dudes in the design world, and we’re excited to have him teach us, guide us, and help us build Quirky.

To give you a taste of some of the endless supply of  John Maeda’s wisdom and knowledge… Here’s a recent talk he gave at Behance’s 99% Conference.

Please join me in welcoming John to the Board!

John Maeda: Looking for Superman from 99% on Vimeo.

Comments (20)

<p>A warm welcome , indeed , from Quirksters all over the globe!!!</p>
<p>Wow! Quirky just kicked up a notch. Very exciting to have such an out of the box thinker in the Quirky tank!</p>
<p>Very cool! Welcome John <img src="http://quirky-blog.herokuapp.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
Pal Rand V
<p>Excuse me while I puke.</p>
Fred Ende
<p>Great job! Another real thinker and visionary now on board.</p>
Ken Somerby
<p>Wow! Quirky should Bow down and count their blessings&#8230;..</p>
<p>Quirky is so luck to have such a genius on board. He is so much smarter than most everybody that he&#8217;s bound to have a profound effect on, um, well all those ten dollar suggestions. Just think of it, in a matter of months you&#8217;ll be so much smarter than you were before. Pure magic is what it is.</p>
<p>See now that&#8217;s what I&#8217;m talking about! </p> <p>To think that John will be adding to his voice to ideas that we might think up, and that we get a chance to be part of it all, the products the processes and the creativity, all the way from the other side of the world.. </p> <p>Yep I&#8217;ll put up with Ben&#8217;s lousy fake Aussie accent for a bit longer I think.</p>
<p>Welcome John!</p>
<p>OMG, I am with MichelleB! This is most excellent! Welcome John!</p>
<p>Great job Quirky. Listening to him speak was like having someone pull thoughts from my brain. I can&#8217;t wait to see what his influence will bring to quirky.</p>
<p>I&#8217;m doing the Snoopy dance of joy. Woo hoo !</p>
<p>Awesome! This is very exciting news for us. I can&#8217;t wait to see his touch on Quirky :-))</p>
Terry Leach
<p>Welcome to the area, here&#8217;s hoping your &#8220;maybe&#8221; attitude catches on , your handle about anger is infectious, your advice on negativity takes hold in the comment platform and the respect of an artist&#8217;s creation is compassionately tolerated by all.</p>
Terry Leach
<p>Welcome to the arena, here&#8217;s hoping your &#8220;maybe&#8221; attitude catches on , your handle about anger is infectious, your advice on negativity takes hold in the comment platform and your take that respect of an artist&#8217;s creation be compassionately tolerated by all.</p>
Naomi Adams
<p>Welcome to Quirky! It is an honor to have you.</p>
<p>Great news, interested to see what he will bring to Quirky.</p>
<p>Very interesting! I will never take guilty feeling for granted again. I will embrace the fact that if it were not for our struggling we would never accomplish our dreams. Thanks to John and the lady in the elevator.</p>
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