Max Masure is a driven, independent creative director and workshop facilitator based in Brooklyn, NY. Drawing on his extensive background in design thinking, he trains innovation lab teams in large organizations to use creativity, empathy and collaboration in pursuit of awesomeness.
For the past 12 years, Max worked as the UX and Design lead for an array of organizations, from startups to Fortune 50 companies, in both Paris and New York City. In 2015, he developed the first online talk therapy app, Talkspace, which has successfully helped vulnerable individuals connect with an online support system. In 2013 and 2014, Max worked with Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse on award-winning mobile banking tools. Max began his career with an education in Design, Digital and Communication Arts.
He was vice president of the Paris-based organization Girlz in Web, helping to promote women in the IT and web industry. He also participated in Start in Paris, a monthly event that promotes the French start-ups. When he’s not tackling tough design challenges, Max spends way too much time on roller skates or seeking out the best chocolate croissant in New York.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.