Kate is a designer building new worlds.
Kate Machtiger is the founder of Extra Terrestrial Studio, where she designs and builds “deep space” — surreal places that build connection through exploration and play.
Kate brings strategic vision to complex projects and harnesses her multi-disciplinary design and business background to translate concepts into reality.
Previously, Kate served as a creative consultant on numerous large-scale real estate and hospitality ventures, and as an innovation consultant for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. She began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.
Kate holds a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
Harvard Business Review (HBR.org) (2020)
The MBA Who Dresses Like an Artist
NYMag: The Cut (2017)
2016 30 Under 30: Education
Oxford Saïd alumnae named on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list
University of Oxford (2016)
30 Under 30 In 2016: Young Leaders Unleashing Learning for All
Women of Green (2016)
The Retail Podcast (2020)
5 realistic ideas for future-proof innovation, Luminary Labs (2018)
The evolution of 'smart cities', Luminary Labs (2018)
In Pursuit of Reality, Luminary Labs (2017)
Hacking Tony Hawk: Experiment 1, Medium (2016)
Hidden Histories – Exploration in Four Dimensions, OpenIDEO AARP Challenge Winner (2014)