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5 Things You Should Know About John Maeda

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Captivated by and a champion of the artistic power of computer programming, John Maeda is bridging the gap between art and science.

An Executive Judge at The Webbys, John Maeda has been included on Esquire’s 21 most important people in the 21st Century as well as the list of Time’s Top 140 Twitter Feeds in 2012. Currently, John Maeda serves as the Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion (AKA: Head of Design) at Automattic.

As a technologist and artist, John has demonstrated the importance of computers as a medium and not merely as a tool. Recently, he shared a snapshot of the home screen of his phone with us—a glimpse into his search for the perfect calendar app. What’s more, Maeda published the story behind the background of his iPhone on his personal site.

Keep up with John on Twitter.

Making groundbreaking design experiences? Enter the 21st Annual Webby Awards today and have work judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences who, besides John Maeda, count Suzana Apelbaum, Creative Director at Anomaly and Chris Nyffeler, Design Director at IDEO.

Don’t forget, the Extended Entry Deadline is January 27th, 2017Enter today!

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