KATE IS A DESIGNER

BUILDING NEW WORLDS

creative direction

experiential

spatial design

retail strategy

set design

Under Extra Terrestrial Studio, Kate 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.

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PRESS 

What Will the Retail Experience of the Future Look Like?
Harvard Business Review (HBR.org) (2020)

 

The MBA Who Dresses Like an Artist
NYMag: The Cut (2017)

 

30 Under 30: Education
Forbes (2016)

 

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)

ABOUT

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.

She was formerly Design Director at Assignment Studios, where she helped clients bring their brand visions to life in the form of retail spaces, pop ups, and events.

 

In 2016, Kate was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 for her role in developing emerging technology programs with the federal government.

 

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.

THOUGHTS

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)

© 2020 Kate Machtiger