Matthew Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and
respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest- he a veteran of several
global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director.
Currently, Matthew is the Founder / Chief Creative at MatteLab, a global design, strategy, and product accelerator located in Beaverton, Oregon.
award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6
world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights
include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and
designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike
of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he
holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development
and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and
His experience transcends traditional industrial design
products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge
innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.