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Gjoko Muratovski University of Cincinnati, USA

Gjoko Muratovski is the Director of The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design at DAAP, University of Cincinnati—a top-ranked design school in the USA as recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Business Insider and Design Intelligence. He is also the Chair of the US$10,000,000 Endowment Fund established by Myron Ullman, the Chairman of the Starbucks Corporation. In these roles, he regularly engages with Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, General Electric, Nike, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Macy's, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, Starbucks, and Facebook on developing new partnerships and research initiatives.


Muratovski has over 20 years of global design and innovation experience. He also holds a PhD in Design Research and Corporate Communication Strategies. In addition to this, he is trained in a range of design fields such as Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Industrial Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design and Furniture Design & Manufacturing. Over the years, Muratovski has been working with a wide range of governmental, not-for-profit and corporate organizations across highly diverse sectors. This also includes organizations such as the White House and the US Federal Government, NASA Johnson Space Center, UNESCO, UN Association of Australia, World Health Organization, European Commission, Greenpeace, and many others. He is also regularly retained as an advisor by various design firms and consultancies on issues ranging from strategic design and branding, to disruptive innovation and trend forecasting.


In line with having broad industry experience, Muratovski also has a significant academic experience that ranges from teaching and curriculum development, to research, edu­cation management, and academic leadership. He holds additional appointments as Guest Professor at the College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University (China), Visiting Professor at the Department of Marketing, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Scholar-in-Residence at the Fallingwater Institute (USA), and Seed Consultant at the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, Stanford University (USA). He is also invited by the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale University (USA) to participate as a delegate at the annual Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit.