Matthew Swinton

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My work focuses on a commitment to enriching and improving the quality of our lives through design thinking, creativity and innovation.

As an identical twin, I learned the value of a unique point of view from a very young age. Growing up in a creative household, it didn’t take long to find strengths in art and design.

After graduating from The Cleveland Institute of Art, I was hired on to work for industrial design and branding consultancy Fuseproject, in San Francisco, supporting and eventually leading programs for clients like General Electric, Nivea and Nixon under Yves Behar and Josh Morenstein.

Leaving Fuseproject in 2012, I accepted a director level position at industrial design firm Box Clever, and was responsible for delivering creative vision for such clients as Herman Miller, Microsoft, and a multitude of bay area start-ups.

In 2015 I left Box Clever to work with X (formerly Google X) exploring, visualizing and developing future technology and design concepts for their design, research and engineering teams.

At CCA I've lectured in advanced design communications and sustainability for undergraduate industrial design students.

Ultimately, my goal is to practice industrial design in a way that teaches my students, clients and consumers the value of good design.

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Design

BFA, The Cleveland Institute of Art