All I want to be is a person who makes things
and thinks about them.
- John Maeda
My name is Tom Maiorana.(may-or-AHN-ah). I grew up on Long Island. I don’t have an accent, but I can fake one pretty well. Now I live in Oakland, California with my partner, and our dog and two cats.
I am the founder and principal at Red Cover Studios, LLC. We help organizations develop future products and design thinking capabilities.
I have an MFA in Design from Stanford University.
Other places to find me:
Speaking and Publications:
Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration; By Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft (Contributing Author)
2011, 2009, 2008 Maker Faire, Instructional Workshops
How to make a pair of ballet flats, lasts other shoe making techniques.
HOW Magazine - 2010 March/April Issue
My Best Work by Jennifer Bove. Featuring the Kicker Conference Phone we developed.
PICNIC, Amsterdam -2010
Design Thinking Workshop in association with THNK.
2009 IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) Category: Interactive Product Experiences
The work I did on the User Interface for Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 was selected as a winner in its category.
South by Southwest (SXSW) - 2009
Collision or Collaboration: The Secret To Design Studio Bliss
Core Conversation with Jennifer Bove on the benefits of collaboration within a creative environment.
Craft Magazine: Volume 07
Feature article on how to modify shoes in order to make your own.
Graphically Speaking: A Visual Lexicon, By Lisa Buchanan (2002)
(HOW Design-Publisher 2002) Published in this anthology of design styles.