Mr. Michael Hendrix
Michael Hendrix is a Managing Director and an Associate Partner at IDEO
|Member Since||April 2001|
|Member Type||Design Leader|
Brand and identity
As an IDEO Partner, Michael Hendrix splits his time as creative director for the global MarCom team and an executive director of IDEO’s Cambridge, MA studio. This strategic location places his team's creativity in the center of thought leadership, venturing and academia, partnering with MIT, Harvard, Berklee College of Music and others.
Throughout his 20+ year career, Michael has brought an unorthodox sensibility to bear, inspiring creative talent and working with them to build design programs and organizations. At IDEO he began as a Senior Project Lead and quickly became Managing Director of the Cambridge studio, a position he held for six years prior to his current role. He became a Partner in 2013.
A natural trailblazer and collaborator, he co-founded an art school for high schoolers, a professional design curriculum for undergrads, two professional design societies and three businesses, the last of which, Tricycle, was recognized by Business Week and Fortune as a thought leader for sustainable design. This diversity of roles has provided the opportunity for him to contribute to a number of leading brands and organizations including Target, Converse, Tempur Sealy, Steelcase, the DIY Network, and the Department of Homeland Security.
As a graphic designer he has received upwards of 50 awards from major U.S. design associations and publications, with inclusion in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Denver Art Museum.