Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation.
He and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative direction and industrial design on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, consumer products, lighting, furniture and home accessories.
He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands as well as continuing his commitment to sustainable design in the developing world through collaborations with Aid To Artisans, The Clinton Global Initiative and The Nature Conservancy, as well as his ongoing Man Made project.
Stephen studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Product Design at IIT’S Institute of Design, as well as attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. He has served on the trend board of the Cologne Furniture Fair and is a recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Professional Achievement Award, the A&W, Architektur & Wohnen Audi Mentor Prize and the Target Fellowship United States Artist Grant.