Principal Designer

Max West

Notable Clients: Google, Meta, NEC, Mozilla

Skills + Interest Areas: design strategy, experience design, brand + storytelling, emerging technology

Favorite Design Resource: “Samsara” by Ron Fricke

As a Principal Designer at Artefact, Max partners with clients to understand their unique challenges and leads multidisciplinary creative work that brings new ideas, stories, and solutions to life through responsible design. They believe in the transformational power of design to build a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive society.

Max’s background spans brand, design strategy, user experience, and innovation, working with startups, non-profits, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies. Some highlights have included work on sustainable international development projects, creative direction for a new commercial banking brand, and user experience design for emerging technologies. Max is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

An avid international traveler and digital nomad, they have lived on four continents and traveled to over 30 countries. They enjoy art, spicy foods, architecture, urban design, and radical futurism.

Max's work