Richard Stevens joins Map Project Office
British designer Richard Stevens has joined the Map team as Principal Director, working closely alongside Director’s Will Howe and Jamie Cobb.
Richard brings with him three decades of experience in collaborating with global innovators. During his career he has held prominent industry roles including Chief Designer at Ingeni, the global design centre for the Ford Motor Company.
Richard co-founded forpeople in 2004 where he fostered relationships with iconic brands around the world and established British Airways as a longstanding client. He subsequently assumed a Creative Director role for British Airways, in which he oversaw all customer experience projects whilst redefining the future role of design and innovation at the company.
Richard and Will spoke to Oli Stratford, Editor-in-Chief of Disegno Publications on Richard's appointment and what the future holds for the studio, with Richard stating: 'We're trying to redefine what a modern design consultancy is and want to provide an authored proposition.'
To tie in with the announcement, Design Anthology profiled Map in its Spring issue for the Pioneers segment. Previously featuring the likes of Sir Terence Conran, Richard and Will were asked about upcoming plans for Map and how seminal projects catapulted the studio from a start-up hotbed, helping brands such as Kano and Beeline introduce their inaugural products, to a global design agency work with enterprise clients ranging from IBM to Google, Honda, Sonos and Transport for London.