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Kate Machtiger is a designer creating tactile environments that diversify and enhance our sensory landscape.


Kate brings strategic vision to complex projects and harnesses her multi-disciplinary design and business background to translate concepts into physical space.


She is currently a Design Director at Assignment Studios, where she helps 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 and 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.


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

2016 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)


XR for Change Summit: The Way Ahead for VR in Education (2017)

SXSWedu: So You Want to Create a Makerspace (2017)

SXSWedu: Under 30: Moving Money, Opening Minds (2016)


In Pursuit of RealityLuminary Labs (2017)

Hacking Tony Hawk: Experiment 1, Medium (2016)

Hidden Histories – Exploration in Four Dimensions,
OpenIDEO AARP Challenge Winner (2014)