Matt Morasky is an award-winning creative director, consultant, visual thinker, and author who comfortably straddles the business and creative worlds. Matt opened XPLANE’s Amsterdam office, assembling teams of consultants, project managers, and design professionals to help European businesses navigate complex issues. Matt also launched XPLANE’s Visual Thinking School (VTS) in Amsterdam— planning, promoting, and delivering monthly VTS workshops for the creative and business communities. Most recently, Matt developed and launched XPLANE’s Designer Training Program, a multi-week, open-source course that introduces visual thinking tools and design thinking methodologies to senior level designers and problem solvers.
Matt co-authored The Art of Opportunity, (2016, John Wiley & Sons) a practical guide to identifying, developing and seizing growth opportunities using hands-on, visual-thinking activities, illustrated theory and contemporary case studies. Matt has written articles and contributed interviews about visual thinking, business, and design for publications including Fast Company and HOW.
A natural teacher, Matt has taught and regularly guest lectures in many Northwest design schools, including the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts and Portland Community College. He has conducted workshops on visual thinking throughout Europe and the United States as well as spoken on the topic for audiences at the Frontiers of Interaction conference, Rome; University of Michigan Ross School of Business; and the Oregon Market Research Association.