Kate Machtiger is an experience designer creating physical environments that diversify and enhance our sensory landscape. Her creative efforts focus on augmenting the tactile experience of places and conjuring future worlds.
Kate brings strategic vision to complex projects and harnesses her multi-disciplinary design and business background to translate concepts into physical artifacts and built environments.
She is currently a freelance designer with 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. She has previously spoken about VR, AR, and making at the XR for Change Summit and SXSWedu.
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.