Mathew Simon



Hi, my name’s Mat Simon.

I’ve been addicted to making things work since I was a kid. Whether it was building a working trebuchet at 12 in my parent’s garage (they were not happy) or dedicating every waking hour to my high school’s competitive robotics team, no project felt complete until the problem was solved.

And while my addiction was born working on mechanically minded things, I’ve since fallen in love with developing strategies for impact. Working with ArtCenter Designmatters, I’ve been able to help build a culture of sustainability in Chile by designing the systems that support the nation’s first thrift chain. I’ve collaborated with artisans from Thai craft villages to create furniture solutions that honor their culture and boost their economies. I’ve also worked with Caltech, developing mobility devices for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

I believe strongly in designing things that matter; I look forward to continuing to use my voice as a designer to do just that.

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    Coaniquem Foundation
    Strategic Design Consultant
    September 2017 - April 2018
    Santiago, Chile; Pasadena, CA

    Chief Design Officer
    March 2018 - Present
    Los Angeles, CA

    Boombang Inc
    Design Consultant
    April 2017 - June 2017
    Los Angeles, CA

    Boombang Inc
    Industrial Design Intern
    May 2016 - August 2016
    Los Angeles, CA

    Ilan Dei Studio
    Industrial Design Intern
    June 2014 - January 2015
    Venice, CA

    EDGE Systems Design
    June 2012 - June 2015
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery


    2nd Place, $10,000 Scholarship
    Denhart Sustainability Prize
    In recognition of COANIQUEM Store
    February 2018

    IDSA Gold
    IDSA IDEA Awards
    In recognition of Sai
    April 2017

    IDSA Chair’s Award
    IDSA IDEA Awards
    In recognition of Sai
    April 2017

    IDSA IDEA Awards
    In recognition of Perch
    April 2017

    Autodesk Excellence in Design Awards
    In recognition of
    2011, 2012

    Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards
    In recognition of Exodyne
    December 2012

    Core Strengths

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