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Matthew Manos, MFA

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Design

Matthew Manos is the founder of verynice, a design strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice’s clientele includes Google, UNICEF, NASA, and the American Heart Association.

Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, and named one of seven millennials changing the world by the Huffington Post, Matthew’s pioneering work in the fields of design and social enterprise has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in socially and environmentally responsible business. The author of How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free and Toward a Preemptive Social Enterprise, Matthew regularly speaks at institutions and events across the globe. His work and ideas have also been featured in numerous print, online, and broadcast venues including Fast Company, MTV, Wired, CBS, and Business Insider.

Matthew holds an MFA in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design, and a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA. Prior to his current teaching appointment at the Academy, Matthew was a teacher at the Strelka Institute in Moscow, an adjunct professor in the MBA in Design Strategy program at CCA, and an adjunct faculty member at the ArtCenter College of Design.