Martijn van Tilburg (Design & Design Thinking)

Company: 10,000ft

Title: Co-Founder & CEO

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA



Martijn van Tilburg is the co-founder and CEO of 10,000ft, an award winning software company. Martijn started his career at Microsoft designing the UX for Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007. He then joined the Microsoft Windows team to lead the design of the Search, Organize and Communications features of Windows Vista as well as the UX design of Microsoft Sharepoint.

Most recently he was Executive Design Director at Artefact where he led the design practice and consulted with clients, such as Adobe, Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, Google, Panasonic and Amazon on designing and developing new software product ideas. Martijn studied Architecture and Industrial Design in the Netherlands and has a Master’s of Science in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He holdsmore than 10 design and utility patents for software products and was recognized with a Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in 2003.