Matthew Manos is an award winning artist, strategist, and author interested in experimental economies and conditional systems for creative inquiry. He is the Founder and Managing Director of verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to non-profit organizations. As of 2015, verynice has been able to gift over $3,750,000 worth of pro-bono design and consulting services across 45 countries. Notable clients of verynice include UNICEF, NASA, MTV, Architecture for Humanity, Google, Kaiser Permanente, and Disney Imagineering. verynice's work has reached millions of people across the globe, and the "Give-Half" model has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in pro-bono work. Matthew is also the Founder of Models of Impact, a platform and workshop curriculum that engages social entrepreneurs and non-profit executives in the design of business, as well as Reginald, an online tool that celebrates and measures the impact of pro-bono projects. Matthew was named one of “Seven Millennials Changing the World” by The Huffington Post, and his ideas have been featured in hundreds of publications and press outlets around the world including Forbes, HOW Magazine, Wired, The Guardian, BoingBoing, Core77, and GOOD. As an educator and frequent public speaker, Matthew has designed curriculum for courses and workshop-sessions, and has spoken at over 100 events on the topics of design and social entrepreneurship for/at TEDxCMU, TEDxJNJ, UCLA, Code for America, Singularity University, General Assembly, AIGA, and The Art Directors Club. He is the author of "How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free", an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the California College of the Arts'​ MBA in Strategic Foresight program, an Adjunct Faculty member at Art Center College of Design, and is an advisory board member for several organizations across the private and social sectors. He holds a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA, and an MFA in Media Design Practices from Art Center College of Design.

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